Four students of the University of Benin have been reportedly killed in a renewed cult war between two rival cult groups.
It could not be ascertained what led to the recent killings.
Sources said two were killed at Osasogie Street close to the university main campus at Ugbowo along the Benin-Lagos Express Road.
The source said several shots were fired in other areas around the university including the staff quarters.
Apparently in a reprisal attack, another two students were shot inside the university campus where students have queued for biometric registration at the University Sports Complex.
One of the victims, who is a 200-level Mathematics student and simply identified as Snazzy, was shot in the neck.
The attackers were said to have dropped the gun and escaped in the ensuing stampede.
The identity of the other student could not be ascertained as at press time.
Snazzy was rushed to the University of Benin where doctors battled to save his life to no avail.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Harris Osarenren, did not pick calls made to his cell phone for comments.
- Nation reports