Two Imo State University students have been brutally killed by armed robbers as their bus tried to flee a robbery scene.
Two students of the faculty of Health Sciences, Imo State University, have been killed and many others injured after armed robbers attacked the along Kaduna-Jos Road.
Joy Ihezie (400 level) and Faith Okeke (200 level) were left dead after the encounter with the deadly robbers.
It was gathered that the victims and their colleagues were attacked by the robbers on Friday while travelling to Jos, Plateau State, on a coaster bus to attend a national conference of the National Fellowship of Christian Medical Laboratory Science.
The armed robbers who were operating on the highway opened fire on the bus as their bus attempted to flee the scene.
A close friend of the students shared the news on Facebook and wrote: “The entire Faculty of Health Sciences of the Imo State University, Owerri, has been thrown into mourning following the death of two of its medical laboratory science students while on their way to a national conference in Jos. The students were travelling from Owerri (Imo State) to Jos to attend a national conference of the National Fellowship of Christian Medical Laboratory Science Students when they were attacked around the border between Kaduna and Jos.
“Two of the students were shot dead on the spot, while many were seriously injured.”
The spokesperson for IMSU, Mr. Ralph Njokuobi, confirmed the attack.