The Police Command in Nasarawa State, on Wednesday, confirmed the killing of two students of the Federal University, Lafia by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the killing to the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] in Lafia.
Idirisu said that Police got a report from the University’s Registrar that gunmen stormed the students’ village at Mararaba-Akunza, opposite the university gate at about 10:30 pm and shot sporadically.
He said when the police arrived the scene, the two student had already been shot by the suspected robbers.
He said one of the students died instantly, while the other later died at the hospital.
The PPRO said that the remains of the two students have been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia.
He said the police have commenced investigation into the sad incident.