A final-year Electrical Electronics student at Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area, has been tragically killed by armed robbers.

The victim, Saviour, was attacked around 8:00 pm on Saturday near his former residence in Ikot Uboh, Ikot Ekpene. He was reportedly shot while trying to protect his cellphone from the robbers.

A source close to the school recounted the incident, stating, “The armed robbers opened fire as Saviour tried to raise the alarm. Apart from his phone, they took nothing else. It’s heartbreaking. I pray God comforts his mother and siblings and grants his soul eternal rest.”

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The source also called on the Akwa Ibom State government and security agencies to intensify efforts to apprehend criminals, especially within educational institutions, to ensure the safety of students.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer ASP Timfon John assured that the command is committed to capturing the culprits. “The perpetrators will be apprehended and face the full weight of the law. CP Waheed Ayilara is determined to rid Akwa Ibom State of criminal elements, and this is not negotiable,” she said.