by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo
The Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, Agbani was thrown into uproar on Friday night, when armed bandits suspected to be cult boys visited the student hostel. They shot and wounded three students of the institution.
The Unique Hostel, where the incident occurred and other hostels within the Agbani permanent site of the university, according to a source, have been placed under security watch as it was suspected that the gunmen could be members of a secret cult.
The students were undergoing treatment at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, where they were rushed to in the early hours of yesterday.
The father of one of the students said his son was undergoing surgery at the hospital.
To forestall a reprisal attack, the source said, the management had taken measures to beef up security at the hostels with plain-clothes policemen deployed to strategic locations.
Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the attack to The Vanguard, said preliminary investigations revealed that the gunmen could be “student-robbers”, assuring that the police would do everything to get to the root of the matter.