by Rachel Ogbu
Suspected cult groups have claimed the lives of four students at the University of Benin.
One of the victims simply identified as Snazzy, a 200-level Mathematics student was shot in the neck in the university main campus at Ugbowo during a biometric verification exercise right in front of students.
Sources say the Black Axe and Aiye (blue) confraternities are on a warring path.
Another student Evans Ekohodo, a final year student of the department of Linguistics, who was the chief of the Kegites club, UNIBEN chapter was shot in the head at Osasogie, an off campus location of the university.
A community leader in Ova, Egor Local Government Area of Edo State was also killed.
The Nation reports:
The attackers were said to have dropped the gun and escaped in the ensuing stampede.
The identity of the other student could not be ascertained as at press time.
Snazzy was rushed to the University of Benin where doctors battled to save his life to no avail.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Harris Osarenren, did not pick calls made to his cell phone for comments.
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