500-level student shot dead, others injured as shooting breaks out in UNIBEN

In a shocking incident that transpired on Friday evening, October 27, a 500 level student at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) was tragically shot and killed.

The fatal incident unfolded on the UNIBEN campus, leaving two other students injured.

The unfortunate chain of events is believed to have its roots in an earlier altercation that had taken place in Ekiadolor, a community near the university, culminating in the violent shooting incident on campus.

500-level student shot dead, others injured as shooting breaks out in UNIBEN

According to several online reports, the nature of the altercation and subsequent shootings is suspected to be related to a cult clash.

It is alleged that the assailants involved in the incident may have affiliations with campus-based cult groups.

A video that circulated on various social media platforms provided a harrowing visual account of the incident.

The video showed a red car riddled with bullet holes and the lifeless body of a man being removed from the vehicle and transferred to the back of a pickup van for transport.

The shocking scene drew a horrified crowd of students who stood in disbelief and distress at the sight.

At the scene of the shooting, bullet casings and bloodstains were evident. Abandoned on the ground was a man’s cap, adding to the grim evidence of the incident.

In the aftermath of the violence, other students who sustained injuries during the clash shared photos of their wounds on X (formerly Twitter).

The identities of the victims have not been officially disclosed, and the condition of the two injured students remains unknown at this time.

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