The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State has condemned the killing of a final year student of the school, Desmond, popularly known as Mayor.
Naija News earlier reported that Desmond, a student of the Department of Public Administration and a Kegite chief, was shot in the face at close range at about 9pm on Monday.
In a statement on Tuesday by its Public Relations Officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, UNIBEN said the gruesome killing of the student occurred in one of the halls of residence and was carried out by yet to be identified gunman.
The institution’s management said it is working closely with the police and its internal security agency to apprehend the killer.
While commiserating with the family and colleagues of the late student, the management enjoins other students to be calm.
The statement read in part, “The management of the University of Benin has condemned the brutal and sad killing of a final year male student, known mostly as ‘Mayor’ (real name withheld) on the night of Monday 3rd March 2023.
“The gruesome shooting occurred in one of the halls of residence and was carried out by yet to be identified gunman.
“Management is also working closely with the internal security units in ensuring that such dastardly incident does not occur again within the university’s premises.”