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.

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

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

The Punch gathered that the teacher had been shot in the stomach.

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

The 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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