An operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) guarding the private residence of the University of Benin’s bursar has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.
The incident it was gathered happened at Ogheghe Community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State.
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It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 2.45am on Thursday when armed robbers invaded the area.
They scaled a fence in attempt to flee after robbery and landed in the bursar’s compound.
It was further gathered that the gunmen on landing in the compound met the NSCDC officer identified as Alex Osaghae sleeping and shot him dead.
Daily Trust further learnt that the hoodlum after killing the officer made away with his official rifle.
Meanwhile, the UNIBEN bursar, Victor Imagbe, and the public relations of the institution, Benedicta Ehanire, didn’t respond to inquiries as at the time of filing this report.
Reacting to the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Command, NSCDC, Ogbebor Efosa, who confirmed the killing said the hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers invaded the home of the bursar and shot sporadically, hitting the officer in a crossfire.
He said it took the intervention of the second officer who was behind to repel them and couldn’t gain entrance to the house of the bursa.
“They didn’t go there for robbery, they went for the man but they were repelled and the house was riddled with bullets,”