Crime

Gunmen kill teacher in Nasarawa

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

A staff of Government Science Secondary School (GSS), Nassarawa Eggon in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr Auta Nasela, has been killed by unknown gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers.

The Voice gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday night at about 8:00pm when the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased, demanding for money.

It was also gathered that during the raid, the deceased ran to his neighbour’s apartment, where he was shot by one of the gunmen.

The Voice also gathered that another staff of the school, Mr Timothy Malle was also shot but he survived the attack and he is currently receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Confirming the incident on Sunday via a telephone interview, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel said the incident was a case of armed robbery.

“Yesterday around 8:45 pm, a distress call was received from GSS Nassarawa-Eggon that some unidentified hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela. When they gained entrance, they started demanding for money but the man escaped to his neighbour’s house.

“One of the hoodlums followed him and shot him. He was rushed to General Hospital, Nassarawa-Eggon by the police but he later died while receiving treatment,” Nansel said.

The PPRO, however, said that only one person was shot.

He said that the police has since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arrest and bring the perpetrators to book.

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