The suspects were handed over to soldiers.
A female student at the College of Education, Waka-Biu, in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State was on Friday night slaughtered in her school dormitory by two young men, one suspected to be a jealous boyfriend, sources in Biu confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES.
Though the name of the dead victim is yet to be ascertained, sources in Biu said the girl was trailed to her dormitory and attacked by the two young men who slit her throat.
According to an official of the local government council, who pleaded anonymity, the two young men were however arrested by the security operatives in the school after other students raised alarm.
“The two assailants were not from Biu Local Government Area; they come from somewhere and followed the girl to the hostel and slaughtered her. I believe they may have some issue concerning relationship with her if not they would not have singled her out for killing”, said the source.
“It was after the incident that the students raised alarm and mobilised the security operatives in the school to round up the two of them and later handed them over to the soldiers who took them to the barracks”, added the local government official.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that minutes after the incident occurred, residents of Biu took to the streets, and some rushed back to their homes amidst rumours that Boko Haram insurgents had invaded the town and were attacking students in the College.
The murder occurred at about 7 p.m. when the students were in their hostels.
The College of Education, Waka Biu, is one of the oldest post-primary institutions built by the colonial masters before it was handed over to the Biu Native Authority.
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