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Gunmen attack school, kill teacher in Nasarawa

Gunmen have killed Auta Nasela, a teacher in Government Science Secondary School Nassarawa-Eggon, Nasarawa state.

According to a staff of the school, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the attack occurred Saturday night.

The witness said the gunmen invaded the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased, demanding money.

He added that the deceased ran to his neighbour’s apartment but was chased and shot.
He said another staff member of the school — Timothy Malle — was also shot but survived the attack.

The witness added that the injured staff was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

Confirming the incident, Ramhan Nansel, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, said the incident was a case of armed robbery.

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“Yesterday, around 8:45 pm, a distress call was received from GSS Nassarawa-Eggon that hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela,” Nansel said.

“When they gained entrance, they started demanding money, but the man escaped to his neighbour’s house, but one of the hoodlums followed him and shot him.

“He was rushed to the General Hospital Nassarawa-Eggon by the police but unfortunately died while receiving treatment.”

The PPRO said the police have commenced an investigation into the matter to arrest and bring the perpetrators to book.

He called on members of the public to always avail the police with information about criminal elements for necessary action.

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