A 300-level student of College of Nursing and Midwifery Jalingo, Mercy Victor, on Tuesday died of injuries she sustained while she was gang-raped by suspected hoodlums.

Mercy was raped on Sunday around 8pm by the hoodlums numbering about four.

She ran into the hands of the evil men on her way to school on Sunday while returning from home.

She was reportedly abandoned by the roadside before a passerby rushed her to the State Specialist Hospital where she died.

The Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, confirmed the development on Tuesday.

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Missal said the matter was reported to the police on Tuesday and was referred to the GRA Police Station in Jalingo for investigation.

The President of the National Union of Taraba State Students,  Hope Vyonku, who also confirmed the unfortunate incident, said Mercy was returning to the school in a tricycle that she boarded.

The incident happened close to the bridge after the State Specialist Hospital, Jalingo.

Vyonku called on the authorities of the school to put in a place adequate security measures to ensure the safety of students.

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