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Final year student shot dead after last exam, in Benin

 By Maureen Ikpeama

 Edo police command has confirmed the killing of a final year Political science student of the University of Benin, Augustine Izu by unknown gunmen.

 Police public relations officer of the command, SP Bello Kontongs, made this known on Wednesday in Benin.

 Bello also confirmed the shooting of Joshua Oginigbo, a Computer Engineering student of the institution.

 It was gathered that Izu was killed by unknown gunmen hours after writing his final examination on Thursday.

 He was trailed to his off-campus hostel at No. 5, Image Street, off Federal Road, Ugbowo, Benin, by his assailants who shot him dead in his room.

 The assailants, numbering four and fully masked-up, carried out the dastardly act in the presence of the deceased friend, Emeka Walter, who was also hit by the assailants’ bullet in the arm.

 In a related development, another student of the institution, Joshua Oginigbo, was also reported to have been shot on Tuesday by unknown gunmen.

 Oginigbo was shot on the head around the June 12 Secretariat on the campus.

 The victim was said to be in critical condition and receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

 Both shootings were said to be cult-related.

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