A final year Law student, Halima Damcida, and another student identified simply as Abdul of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, were killed on Saturday after some gunmen invaded a hostel outside the university premises.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the two students were in a room in the hostel along Road 202 by Bama Road when the hoodlums attacked them.
A friend of the late Damcida told our correspondent that Abdul was a 400 level student of Engineering.
She said, “Halima (Damcida) and Abdul were very close friends and Abdul had just celebrated his birthday on Thursday. She went to greet Abdul in his room when some men stormed the place and killed the two of them. They slit Halima’s throat.
“Halima went to Queens College, she graduated in 2006 before going to UNIMAID. It’s so sad because she’s the only child of her mother who lives in Lagos. She was such a nice girl.”
The news of the attack was said to have evoked anxiety in the area.
It was learnt that security agents had since taken the corpses to a mortuary and cordoned off the area.
A source at the state police command, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone but added that the motive for the killings still remained a mystery
The source said, “The incident occurred on Saturday night when some armed men stormed the hostel which is opposite the school and killed the victims.
The truth is yet to be known as well as the motive because the victims were not robbed and such is not common in that area. But investigations are ongoing.”