- Some students of Abia state University have reportedly been kidnapped by suspected gunmen believed to be herdsmen
- The criminals also shot and killed a student of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu during the operation
- Meanwhile, three other students of the academy were said to have been injured by the gunmen in Abia
Suspected herdsmen on Saturday, September 18, evening kidnapped students of Abia state University, Uturu and also killed a student of Marist Academy
The suspects also shot and killed a student of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu.
They also robbed motorists and passengers who were en route to Port Harcourt from Enugu and from Okigwe town to Enugu, respectively.
Marist in a statement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of one of its students.
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The statement read, “Some students from Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, Abia State were attacked by armed bandits around Ihube road in Okigwe LGA on their way from a Final Religious Profession of some Marist Brothers.
“In the course of the robbery attack, one student in the person of Edeh Donald was shot and he later died.
“Three other students were injured. They are receiving treatment and they are responding to the treatment.
Banditry: FG can create ministry of nomadic affairs - Gumi
Meanwhile Legit.ng had reported that Sheikh Ahmad Gumi the well-read Islamic cleric who is becoming increasingly popular, has made suggestions on how the federal government can resolve the issue of banditry in the north.
In an article that seemed like a reply to Femi Adesina's backlash, Gumi noted that amnesty should be followed by rehabilitation, reconciliation, and reparation of persons who have been severely affected by banditry.
In fact, the Sheikh stated that there is nothing wrong if the government establishes what he called a federal ministry of Nomadic affairs. He opined that the ministry will address grievances and complaints from such persons, adding that this will also take care of repentant insurgents who claimed that their colleagues were extra-judicially killed after surrendering to the military.
Sheik Gumi claims most of stolen cattle in the north are sold in southern Nigeria
Also, controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that most of the stolen or rustled cows in Zamfara state and other northwestern states are transported to the southern part of the country - southeast, south south and southwest for consumption.
According to him, the rustling contributed to the banditry problem being experienced in the country today in no small measure.