Tragedy has rocked Bauchi state following the killing of a final student, identified as Joseph Agbabaidu, of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, in an attempt to steal his phone.
The 500-level Geology student was said to be heading to his residence at Yelwan Tudu, which is about one kilometre from the school gate, when a robbery gang stabbed him.
According to a source who spoke with Tribune, he gave up the ghost on Sunday morning, despite efforts by health personnel to save him.
The source said: “This tragic event echoes a similar incident last December when another Benue State student lost his life in a phone-related struggle.”
“In the wake of this heartbreaking loss, we implore the school management, the police, and the Bauchi State government to prioritise and enhance the security of students within the state,
“Our community should not have to endure such sorrow, and proactive measures are crucial to prevent further tragedies. May the soul of Agabaidu Obiaje Joseph rest in peace.”
“Mr Joseph is an older brother to three other siblings of his, all of whom are in school here at ATBU. The SUG VP, two other staff members of the university, and his siblings will be conveying his corpse back home.”