Secondary school student shot dead as gunmen attack travellers in Imo state

The management of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, Abia State has confirmed the death of one of its students, Edeh Donald who was killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen during an attack in Okigwe local government area of Imo state.

During the attack which occurred on Saturday evening, September 18, some students of the Abia State University, Uturu, who were travelling in a bus were allegedly abducted by the gunmen. The school also revealed that three other students were injured during the attack and are currently receiving treatment.

According to reports, the gunmen also robbed motorists and passengers who were travelling to Port Harcourt from Enugu and from Okigwe town to Enugu, respectively.

However, the spokesperson of the Imo State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, who confirmed the incident said it was a robbery attack and not a kidnap operation.

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