IMO: Troops shoot, kill 24-year-old undergraduate, shoot another  


A first year student of the Imo State University, Owerri, Divine Nwaneri has been shot and killed by soldiers guarding the Government House, while the victim and her friends were driving through the area.

Reports say that the deceased who was a first year student of Soil Science and Biotechnology in the Facility of Agriculture in IMSU was shot dead by the soldiers, while riding in Lexus IS 250 with number plate, Lagos KSF 407 GT, with her friends.

The killing of the 24-year-old student has been condemned by the Students’ Union Government and National Association of Agricultural Students, IMSU, which described the killing as provocative, unwarranted and condemnable.

Arinze Oguike, the SUG President of the university in a statement said that the students were demanding that the Chief of Army to identify and prosecute the trigger-happy soldiers.

Oguike said, “We totally regret the loss of our beloved sister, Miss Divine Nwaneri, who was murdered in cold blood by men of the Nigerian Army on April 25, 2021.

“We call on men of goodwill, including the Chief of Army Staff, the Vice-Chancellor of the Imo State University, and the ministers of Defence and Education to ensure that Divine gets justice even in death. This is one death too many.”


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