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Nine persons including six final year students of the Edo State own university, the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, have been killed at a graduation party.

The party was held at Ihimudun road, Ekpoma in Esan West local government.

It was gathered that three of the dead persons were former students of the institution invited to the party while others just concluded their final examinations.

A source in the local government said the dead were four males and one female while two others were critically injured.

Among the dead were a final year medical student known as Dr. Chibudum Eistein and a son a former chairman of the local council.

The source said the victims were shot dead by a student who earlier fought with another student over a girl.

It was gathered that the suspect angrily walked out of the party after his shirt got torn but returned with his friends and shot nine persons dead.

A Professor in the university who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident but said it happened outside the campus.

The Professor said they were yet to get full details of what actually transpired.

The university spokesman, Edward Aihevba, did one pick calls made to his cell phone.

Edo police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, refused to comment on the killings.


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