Charity Eze, a Senior Secondary School 3 student from Benue State, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in the Otukpo Local Government Area.
The 17-year-old student of St. Monica Girls Secondary School, Otukpo, was shot dead at her father’s residence on No. 38 Idikwu Road around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10.
According to Punch, the deceased went outside to remove her clothes where she hung them to dry when the two gunmen who scaled the fence shot her in the forehead.
The deceased’s younger sister identified as Rosemary reportedly witnessed the incident and ran back into the house to inform the father of what had happened.
The gunmen were said to have left the house after killing the victim.
It was gathered that the deceased was writing the ongoing West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination and her last paper was on Tuesday, 14th June, 2022.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.
“The death of the student is confirmed. It happened on Friday.” she told the publication