The management of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Edo State has condemned the killing a final year student of the school, Desmond Rukevwe, simply known as Mayor.
Mayor, a student of the Department of Public Administration, was shot in the face at close range at the school hostel around 9pm on Monday.
He was also the Kegite chief of the school.
The Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, in a statement on Tuesday, disclosed that the management was working closely with the police and internal security to apprehend the killer.
The statement read, “The management of the University of Benin has condemned the brutal and sad killing of a final year male student, known mostly as ‘Mayor’ (real name withheld) on the night of Monday 3rd March, 2023.
“The gruesome shooting occurred in one of the halls of residence and was carried out by yet to be identified gunman.”
While comisserating with the family and colleagues of the late student, the management enjoined other students to be calm.
“Management is also working closely with the internal security units in ensuring that such dastardly incident does not occur again within the university’s premises,” the statement added.