Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Saturday killed a 400-level student of Federal University of Technology, Minna, for daring to intervene while they attempted to rob a female student of the tertiary institution.
Investigations by Leadership News revealed that the female student, while returning from the school, was trailed to her apartment by the suspected armed robbers who forced her door open. But her shouts for help prompted the deceased to responded to his distressed neighbour.
The deceased, identified as Emmanuel, was reportedly shot by the hoodlums immediately he opened the door of his apartment.
An eye witness said that the hoodlums left shortly after killing the student without taking anything in the house.
“We heard a gun shot and the voice of Emmanuel pleading with the attackers.
“He called for our help but we didn’t go for his rescue because we were afraid,” A witness said.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Richard Oguche confirmed the incident, saying that the police had since swung into action and promising to unravel those behind the act.
“We have launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers and we are working hard toward arresting them”, he said.