UNILAG Final-Year Student Shot In Hostel

 UNILAG Final-Year Student Shot In Hostel

Unilag (1)A final-year student of Economics Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG), was shot by an unknown gunman around 8:46pm on Wednesday.
The student, simply identified as Bayo was reportedly shot in front Biobaku hostel near the school gate.
Bayo was said to be resident in the hostel.
The perpetrators were said to have escaped in a tainted-glass car.
But, some sources confirmed they were from rival cult group, who came for a reprisal attack.
According to eyewitnesses, the victim displayed smartness to avoid being shot dead.
A student, who craved anonymity, said the victim was aimed in the head, but hit in the neck.
Bayo has been transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from the schools’ medical centre.
“Although it was not clear whether he (Bayo) is a member of any cult group, but one of his course mates, who was at the scene said there was a rift between cult groups who are not students but come around to have fun,” he said.
He said Bayo was only being too forward in delving into a discussion that does not concern him.
Bayo’s action, according to him, infuriated the aggrieved group, who had come for their target.
Some students said more crises may be looming with that attack as he (Bayo) is being described as “warlord” in the hostel.
“Some residents of the hall have been embroiled in fear of further attacks as they said some suspected cultists are hell bent of attacking more of their targets who are non-student residents in the hall,” a student said.
UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Prof Rahamon Bello, said the university was investigating the incident.
“I heard about it and we suspect it was cultism-related. We are fighting it. The security unit and the police are investigating. The boy survived. He was rushed to LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital). The cultists went for his head, luckily the bullet only scrapped his head,” he said.


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