Kidnapped teacher, student die in Delta


One of the teachers who were shot in an attempted kidnapping on Monday night by gunmen has died at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State.

Three armed men had stormed Azagba Mixed Secondary School, Isele-Azagba on Monday morning in a black Sports Utility Vehicle and abducted six teachers but left with only four while others escaped with bullet wounds.

The deceased simply identify as Mr Oriakhi, died on Tuesday morning at the FMC where doctors had been battling to save his life, after he was shot in the stomach by the kidnappers during the attempt.


It was also learnt that two of the four: the principal of the school, Mrs Onyeje Bridget and Mr Ifeanyichukwu, who were rescued through the efforts of vigilante groups and the police;  were also shot and currently at the FMC.

Meanwhile, members of the Issele-Azagba community said that they have rescued seven people including the teachers that were shot while one of the students, who ran into the bush was found dead at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“As I speak to you now, the student who ran into bush during the invasion has been found dead. We are peace-loving people; it is unfortunate that this evil has befallen us

“We are in a state of shock as a community, as youths we don’t have guns to protect ourselves. What we did was to enter the bush and help to rescue the innocent children who ran into the forest. One of the teachers died this morning.

“The police and vigilante were chasing the kidnappers while most of us were helping the victims that were shot because the kidnappers were shooting while trying to escape. The school was established in 1980 and it was not fenced, nobody envisaged this calamity.” Isele-Azagba youth chairman, Comrade Edozie Ogebu explained

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, who also confirmed the death, said that the command was making an effort to arrest the perpetrators.


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