Gunmen invaded Government Science Secondary School Nasarawa-Eggon, and shot dead a teacher, Mr. Auta Nasela.

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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.

According to the staff, the deceased ran to his neighbor’s apartment but was pursued and shot by one of the gunmen.

Another staff, Mr. Timothy Malle was also shot but survived the attack.

The source added that he was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

Confirming the incident, DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, said the incident was a case of armed robbery.

“Yesterday around 8:45 pm, a distress call was received from GSS Nassarawa-Eggon that hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela.

“When they gained entrance, they started demanding money but the man escaped to his neighbor’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 died while receiving treatment,” Nansel added.

An investigation into the matter has commenced, according to Nansel.

He called on members of the public to always avail the police with information about criminal elements for necessary action.