His death was confirmed by the Edo Commissioner of Police, Mohammed DanMallam and the university management, on Sunday, 19th May.
According to Mr DanMallam, Mr Izevbekhai was killed in an attempted escape bid when the ‘victims’ were being marched into the forest by the kidnappers.
The gunmen were said to be operating near Okada junction along the Benin-Lagos highway. They abducted Mr Izevbekhai and other passengers in the bus they were travelling in.
“The driver of the minibus was said to have fled into the bush along with four other passengers.”
“Unfortunately, one of the passengers who tried to escape during the abduction was killed by the gunmen.”
“The police went after the kidnappers in the bush and succeeded in rescuing the victims, ” says MrDanMallam.
Moreso, the spokesman for the university, Jide Ilugbo, has described the killing as “barbaric.”
Mr Ilugbo said late Izevbekhai was a First Class graduate and was employed in the university in 2016.