Abia state government expresses Sadness over the Attack On Commuters which Affected Students of Marist Comprehensive Academy Uturu,directs police To Fish out the hoodlums.

Abia state Government has condemned and expressed sadness over the attack on commuters by hoodlums operating along Ihube ,Okigwe LGA of Imo state,which affected some students of Marist comprehensive Academy ,uturu ,who ran into them while returning from a religious programme in Imo State with the unfortunate loss of Master Ede Donald and injury of three other students of the school

In a statement signed and made available by the Abia state Commissioner for information,chief John Okiyi Kalu ,
Governor Ikpeazu, has therefore directed the state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Janet Agbede, to, as a matter of urgency, liaise with her counterpart in Imo State to swiftly arrest the hoodlums and bring them to justice.

According to the statement, “Abia State Government has also confirmed from the management of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, that the three students who sustained injuries from the attack have been treated and discharged while the parents of Master Ede Donald have been contacted”

The state government has commiserated with parents of the deceased, students, staff and management of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, over this unfortunate incident in our neighboring state,

The statement further stated that Abia state government has debunked the circulating report that ten students of Abia State University, Uturu, were abducted yesterday, saying that it is not only untrue but also wicked and a creation of the evil minds of those who are ready to do anything in pursuit of their selfish objectives against the overall interests of the State.

The Statement revealed that “the management of Abia State University, including the Vice Chancellor, Prof Maxwell Ogbulu, has confirmed that no student of the institution was abducted yesterday as against fake reports obviously sponsored by these elements.

“We shall however continue to update Abians on issues affecting the State and her people with sincerity of purpose”

Confirming the development in a statement from the Marist Academy stated that

” Some students from Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, Abia State were attacked by armed bandits around Ihube road in Okigwe LGA on their way from a Final Religious Profession of some Marist Brothers.

“In the course of the robbery attack, one student in the person of Edeh Donald was shot and he later died.

“Three other students were injured. They are receiving treatment and they are responding to the treatment”

According to the statement signed by the management of the Marist Comprehensive Academy Uturu , “We pray God to guide and protect Nigeria citizens”

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