Some students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, in Ondo State have been attacked by bandits believed to be herdsmen.
According to SaharaReporters, the students were attacked by the bandits while returning from the burial of their former Students’ Union Government President, Samuel Adesomoju, popularly known as Sampraise, which took place at his hometown of Okitipupa town.
Information gathered revealed that the bandits abducted two travellers, a man and a woman, however, the students’ convoy was able to fight their way through.
Sampraise lost his life last week Saturday when a Dangote truck developed faulty brakes and swerved off the road, ramming into some shops directly opposite the university.
One of the students who spoke on the incident said the herdsmen attacked the students’ convoy around Ondo town.
She said, “We travelled to Okitipupa on Monday which was the hometown of our former SUG President, Sampraise. He was a 500 level law student. The current SUG President, nicknamed Supreme, also went with us. When we were returning, herdsmen attacked us in Ondo.”
“Luckily, we were able to fight our way through. But the herdsmen abducted two travellers in our convoy a man and a woman, but they are not students. They just went with us. We did not get back to the campus until around 12am. On Tuesday, we also visited the family of three colleagues who were killed in the crash involving a Dangote company truck.”
“Although the mother died from the shock, we visited the family house at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on a condolence visit.”
In a related development, Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Bassa community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State abducting no fewer than 50 people.
It was gathered that the gunmen had early on Thursday morning stormed the community in large numbers in motorcycles.