- A graduate of Architecture from the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Ella Williams, has been killed by suspected herdsmen
- The sad incident reportedly happened while she was travelling to the institution to collect her NYSC call-up letter
- Andrew Egbuonu, a Facebook user who broke the news, said Williams was killed when the herders attacked their vehicle
Ella Williams, a graduate of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, was reportedly gunned down by suspected herdsmen along the Benin-Ekpoma expressway.
According to the report, Miss Williams was travelling from Benin to Ekpoma to pick up her call-up letter, preparatory to the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme when she met her death.
It was gathered that some herdsmen opened fire on the bus Williams was travelling in, killing her on the spot while other passengers were abducted.
How it happened
A Facebook user, Andrew Egbuonu, who announced Williams' death on his wall on Sunday, June 13, said she just graduated with a Masters in Architecture from AAU.
Part of Egbuonu's post read:
“I received the devastating news of the demise of a young lady and a promising future of the Nigerian nation, Miss Ella Williams, in the hands of bloodthirsty and heartless herdsmen on the Benin-Ekpoma Road in Edo state.
In reaction, many expressed sadness as they prayed for the repose of her soul.
The Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okene road has become a haven for suspected herdsmen and kidnappers, who daily operate by firing shots at vehicles to stop the drivers and the passengers kidnapped for ransom.
President Buhari vows to end senseless killings in Nigeria
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sincere hope that African nations would unite and tackle the common cancer worm known as terrorism.
It was reported that the president, speaking with Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the new special representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in Aso Rock on Tuesday, June 15, said countries in the sub-region must form a formidable force to subdue insurgency.
Buhari said it is the wish and desire of the federal government that under the supervision of the UNOWAS, the problem will be satisfactorily addressed.