No fewer than three persons have been killed so far in renewed hostilities between rival cult groups in Ebonyi State University, EBSU, between Tuesday and yesterday.
This follows the killing of an apprentice chemist in a shop in Abakaliki by robbers and the kidnapped of Mrs Bridget Nnenaya Obasi, wife of a retired Permanent Secretary in the Ebonyi State Civil Service, Sam Obasi, by unknown gunmen.
40-year-old Mrs Obasi was kidnapped at Mile 50 area of Abakaliki metropolis by three armed men on Tuesday night when she was on her way to buy drugs for one of her children. The gunmen equally made away with her Toyota Corolla car.
Sources close to the family told our correspondent that the husband of the victim was with her when the incident happened, adding that the kidnappers later dumped the car at an undisclosed location. The source also revealed that no ransom had been demanded by the kidnappers.
In a related development, one Ogala Angel Kenechukwu, a final year student of Bio-technology Department,Ebonyi State University, EBSU and one James of the Marketing Department of the same institution have been killed in renewed hostilities between rival cult groups.
While, Ogala Angel Kenechukwu was killed on Tuesday evening, the death of James and one other student whose name was not immediately known occurred yesterday morning.
Reacting, the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sylvester Igbo confirmed the kidnapping incident and the death of Kenechukwu Ogala, adding that the Police were doing everything possible to rescue the kidnapped victim alive.