Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot dead a teacher in Government Science Secondary School Nasarawa-Eggon, Nasarawa State, Mr Auta Nasela.
A staff member of the school, who preferred anonymity told newsmen on Sunday that the attack occurred at about 8:00 pm on Saturday.
He said that the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased, demanding money.
The source added that the deceased ran to his neighbour’s apartment, but was chased and shot by one of the gunmen.
He said another staff member of the school, Mr Timothy Malle, was also shot but survived the attack, adding that he was rushed to hospital for medical attention.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the incident was a case of armed robbery.
“Yesterday, around 8:45 pm, a distress call was received from the GSS Nasarawa-Eggon that hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela.
“When they gained entrance, they started demanding for money but the man who escaped to his neighbour’s house, but one of the hoodlums followed him and shot him.
“He was rushed to the General Hospital Nassarawa-Eggon by the police, but unfortunately, he died while receiving treatment,” Nansel added.
The PPRO said that the police had since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arrest and bring the perpetrators to book.
He called on members of the public to always avail the police with information about criminal elements for necessary action.