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Suspected highway robbers kills Benue state polytechnic lecturer



Adah Christopher Echobu

Suspected armed robbers on Sunday shot dead a lecturer, Echobu Adah, who worked with the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo.

Adah was travelling in his car when he was shot dead by the gunmen on the Otukpo/Enugu highway.

“The lecturer was travelling back to his station at Ugbokolo around 5pm on Sunday when he ran into the robbery scene and was shot dead,” a source confirmed to The Punch.

The lecturer’s death was said to have triggered a protest at the Eke Junction on the Otukpo/ Enugu highway, which resulted in gridlock on the road for hours.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the  incident, adding that the deceased Benue State Polytechnic lecturer was shot dead by suspected robbers.

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She said, “Yes, I just received the report. The deceased was in transit when he ran into the suspected robbers.

“Unknown to him that the people were suspected robbers; he alighted from his car and walked towards them. The suspects felt he was daring them and they shot him. Nothing was removed from him.”

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