Unknown Gunmen Assassinate A Lecturer Of The University Of Benin

Maxwell Eseosa Aimuen, a lecturer with the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Benin City, the capital of Edo state.

PM News reports that the authorities of the institution on Thursday, June 17, confirmed the murder of Aimuen.

Benedicta Ehanire, the university‘s spokesperson, disclosed that the 33-year-old lecturer was allegedly shot dead by his assailants on Saturday, June 12, while driving into his residence in Isihor, just a few hours after he parted with his friends at Ugbowo area of the City.

According to the report, the gunmen shot the deceased severally before fleeing the scene, without removing anything from his vehicle. It was further gathered that the matter was immediately reported at the Ugbowo police division area of the town.

Endurance Aigbe, a colleague of the slain lecturer, was reported to have described the incident as tragic.

Aigbe reportedly said: “I was with the deceased till 8 pm in the company of other friends where we both retired to our various houses.”

Daily Trust also reports that UNIBEN‘s spokesperson, who described the deceased as a hard-working and dedicated staff, called on security agents to unravel those behind the killing.

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