The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed that an Ebonyi State University (EBSU) student, Chinedu Linus, was killed by armed robbers on Friday.
ASP Loveth Odah, the Spokesperson of the command, said that the gunmen robbed Linus and killed him in the process. He advised students not to confront robbers or any person carrying arms whenever they face an attack because such people were no longer normal.
Speaking further, Supol Loveth said It is only a living person that uses valuables as no amount of valuables in a person’s possession can equate life.
The robbers were said to have stormed the Lucky City Hostel where the deceased resided in Ishieke campus of the University on Friday at about 1:30 a.m. during a heavy rainfall.A ladder was used to gain entry into the fenced hostel located in an isolated area.
A witness to the incident, Eric John, a 200-level Political Science student at the University, said they were all asleep when they heard knocks at the gate.
He said Chinedu Linus, being the hostel president went out with a rod to know who was knocking at the gate at that time of the night.
He was grabbed by the armed robbers they started asking him where he kept the money and suddenly they heard gunshots Eric said they entered his room, and robbed him of N15,000, his two mobile phones and proceeded to rob the entire students in the hostel, collecting the money they had contributed to pay their electricity bills.