The students had just approached the Kaduna-Jos part of the journey, when the armed men opened fire on vehicle for failing to stop so that they could search them.
The Imo State University, Owerri, is currently mourning the passing of two students, Joy Ihezie and Faith Okeke, from the Faculty of Health Services, who were killed by unknown gunmen during a robbery operation.
According to Punch News, the pair were on their way to Jos for a National Fellowship of Christian Medical Laboratory Science Students conference when the incident occurred.
They had just approached the Kaduna-Jos part of the journey, when the armed men opened fire on vehicle for failing to stop so that they could search their vehicles.
Though it only lasted for a few moments, the impact of the shooting left other casualties in the vehicle, who sustained gunshot wounds and are being treated .
Mr. Ralph Njokuobi, the spokesperson for the university gave a confirmation of incident stating that their corpses is expected to arrive the state as soon as possible.
“Two of the students were shot dead on the spot, while many were seriously injured.
“The corpses of the deceased students would arrive in Owerri”, he said.
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