Two reportedly shot dead in UNIBEN suspected cult killings


Two unidentified young men have been shot dead in what is suspected to be a cult killing at the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Edo State.

Eyewitnesses, who spoke anonymously, said the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Friday.

“We heard three gunshots yesterday (Friday) in different locations on the Ugbowo campus. Three students were shot, one dead, another critically hospitalized after sustaining gun injuries while the last person is nowhere to be found”, the source said.

Meanwhile, UNIBEN is yet to comment on the incident officially.

When called Edo State Police Public Relations Officer SP Chidi Nwabuzor, he said, “I am yet to be briefed on the incident.”

According to Channels Television, during a visit to the Ugbowo campus of the UNIBEN, it was discovered that vehicular movement was restricted.

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