Gunmen have killed Auta Nasela, a teacher in Government Science Secondary School Nassarawa-Eggon, Nasarawa state.
According to NAN, an employee of the school, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the attack occurred Saturday night.
He said the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased, demanding money.
The source added that the deceased ran to his neighbour’s apartment, but was chased and shot by one of the gunmen.
He said another staff member of the school, Timothy Malle, was also shot but survived the attack, adding that he 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.
“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 police said.
The PPRO said the police have commenced an investigation into the matter to arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice.