Some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen has reportedly shot dead a graduate of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.
Naija News learnt that Ella Williams was killed by the assailants along the Benin-Ekpoma expressway. Reports have it that the young lady was travelling to Ekpoma from Benin to pick up her call-up letter at AAU for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
The gun-wielding men were said to have opened fire on the vehicle conveying the fresh graduate and others, killing her on the spot while other passengers were abducted.
Sharing the sad development in a post on social media, one Asomba Andrew Egbuonu, wrote: “I received the devastating news of the demise of a young lady and a promising future of the Nigerian nation, Miss Ella Williams, in the hands of bloodthirsty and heartless Herdsmen on the Benin – Ekpoma Road in Edo State,”
Miss Williams’ life was cut short by the gunmen who reportedly opened fire on the travelling vehicle with their small arms (aka AK47 Assault guns) killing her on the spot.
“What a country where human lives have no value, especially to these emotion-less invaders. All over Nigeria, criminals and kidnappers plan and find ways of stopping vehicle before kidnappings their victims. This appears to be too much work for these roaming marauders who prefer to use their bullets indiscriminately to stop vehicles on highways, killing the drivers and any other unfortunate passengers, before kidnapping the leftover survivors and herding them into our vast ungoverned bushes and forests,” the source said.
He added: “That this modus operandi has been used repeatedly with almost no consequence for these criminals is unacceptable. The Nigerian Government under the watch of our President cannot continue to claim helplessness and reign as Nigeria’s best are wasted all over Nigeria.
Egbuonu laments further saying: “Where is the great and valiant Nigerian Army (and our Armed Forces) that used to be respected all over the African Region. How has our great Armed Forces suddenly turned into such impotence and inability to go into the brushes to flush out neutralize these bloodthirsty elements?
I honestly cannot fathom all these happening in my great country except there is some unexplained collusion and the deliberate looking of the other way (and I sincerely pray this is not the case).
Miss Williams is gone, lost to a nation in need of her brightest and best. Her parents are heartbroken; her friends and colleagues in deep shock; her killers are out there still demanding and waiting to collect ransom from the surviving passengers from last week’s murderous and senseless kidnapping; and the Nigerian State moves on as it is business as usual to our Rulers.
Rest in peace sister! May this Government not leave this as their most remembered legacy.