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Gunmen kill one in Enugu school attack

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A female student was brutally murdered late on Thursday evening at St Paul’s College, Eke, in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State after she was kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

According to Daily Post, other students who were also shot are currently fighting for their lives in an undisclosed hospital.

It further reported that it received a disturbing video showing the lifeless body of the victim and some survivors of the attack. 

A voice in the video narrated the horrifying event, stating that Fulani herdsmen attacked the students as they were returning home from school. 

“Fulani herdsmen attacked our students, they were going home after school; one of them was shot dead; four students were shot, one died instantly; they have done enough.

“See the corpse of the little student they have murdered; this one is unconscious, (pointing at another victim) we are praying that God will sustain her; she sustained four bullet wounds.

“This was done by the Fulanis operating at Eke-Egede Road; these are the ones that survived; the government should come to our rescue. Our place is now a death zone,” the voice from the clip said.

The Principal of the Catholic Church-owned school, Rev. Fr. Frank, confirmed the attack, expressing deep sorrow over the loss of such a promising young girl.

“This was done by the Fulanis operating at Eke-Egede Road; these are the ones that survived; the government should come to our rescue. Our place is now a death zone.”

The Principal of the Catholic Church-owned school, Rev. Fr. Frank, also confirmed the attack.

“It is true; we dismissed by 3:30 pm yesterday, as the students were going home, the bus they were in was attacked by gunmen; some of them received bullet wounds, of which one later died in the hospital;

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“That was between 4:30-5 pm; the gunmen just opened fire on them.”

“We feel so saddened to lose such a promising young girl in this circumstance,” he said.

The Enugu State Police Command is yet to comment on the matter as at the time of this report.

 

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