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Just In: Benue varsity student allegedly shot by unknown gunmen

A young man simply identified as Haaven Felix or Fabregas and suspected to be a student of the Benue State University, Makurdi, has been allegedly shot by some unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.


The victim has been reportedly rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH for treatment where a source says he is currently being attended to.


Benue student Fabregas

According to some undisclosed sources, Fabregas was shot in the late night hours of Saturday while running to seek refuge at a bar known as Havilla and is located opposite the Benue State University first Campus.

Sharing his picture, one of the sources said, “The guy in this picture simply known as Haaven Felix as Fabregas was shot 30 minutes ago by yet to be identified persons while running towards a joint called Havilla to take refuge opposite Benue State University first camp.”

The source further adviced people to be more careful when they are out of their homes, adding that it is pertinent to ask the single word question “why?” when people unexpectedly call via telephone and ask their location.

The source alleged that in most cases of shooting, an Intel must have been given suspectedly by an insider.

The source said, “Anytime you hear someone was shot on there was an attempt on someone’s life there’s always an insider given intel.

“Whenever someone calls to start a conversation with where you dey always ask wetin happen. Always inquire to know why someone is interested in knowing your current location. If possible ignore the question if you perceive it’s not something that warrants the person knowing your current whereabout. Be safe!” The source added

However, No official statements had been made by the school or otherwise to this regard as at press time as attempts to reach the Benue State Police public relations officer, Sewuese Anene proved futile.

In another story, An unidentified man in Niger State has been reportedly electrocuted while trying to steal transformer cables.

The incident reportedly occured in the early hours of Friday on the premises of the Niger State Printing Press in Minna.

According to an earlier report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the corpse of the man was found hanging on the transformer on Friday morning.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, The Head of the Legal Unit of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Aminu Ubandoma, said that the company was working with security agencies, especially with the police, to ensure the rate of transformer vandalism was reduced to the barest minimum.

Similarly, the spokesperson for the Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said an incident of suspected electrocution/vandalism was reported to the police.

Public property vandalism is an age-long challenge in Nigeria as various sectors decry different levels of vandalism – a barbaric act that brings about underdevelopment and poses a draw-back syndrome.

In the Niger Delta for instance, and in other parts of the country where cruid oil is found or mined, the problem of oil pipe vandalism has become a cliche as despite efforts by both federal and state government officials, the menace continues to be on an increase.

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