A 400 level student of the Department of Elementary Education at the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Felix, has been shot dead and butchered beyond recognition by unknown men in the Calabar Campus.
According to eyewitnesses, Felix was shot at about 3pm on Thursday, opposite the SUG Secretariat during the Student Week celebrations, by a group of unknown men who later butchered him to death.
“The final year student was shot dead at about 3pm as the Neo Black Movement were having a parade in the school vicinity opposite the SUG Secretariat in preparation for the cultural day, an event in the Students’ Week.
“Immediately we heard the gunshots, many people started running to avoid stray bullets which were shot sporadically,” one of the eyewitnesses stated.
“We heaved a sigh of relief after seeing the police. Some of us rushed to the point, just in front of the Bank to know what was going on, only for us to see a guy lying in a pool of his blood – shot severally and butchered at the same time.
“A girl standing beside me said she knows the guy. She said his name is Felix and a 400 level student of the Department of Elementary Education,” another student stated.
The Police PRO, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the killing when contacted and further assured that “our men are on the ground.”