The Nasarawa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the killing of two students of the Federal University, Lafia, by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the killing in Lafia.
He said police got a report from the university’s Registrar that gunmen stormed the students’ village at Mararaba-Akunza, opposite the university gate at 10:30 p.m. and shot sporadically.
Idirisu said when the police got there, two students had already been shot by the suspected robbers, who disposed others of their valuables and fled the scene.
The PPRO said one of the students died instantly, while the other later died at the hospital.
He said the remains of the two students have been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia.
He said the police had commenced investigation into the incident.