Gunmen shoot UNILAG final-year student in hostel

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday shot a final-year student of the Economics Education department, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The student, simply identified as Bayo was reportedly shot around 8:46pm on Wednesday in front Biobaku Hostel near the school gate.

The perpetrators were said to have escaped in a tinted-glass car.

Some sources confirmed that the gunman were from a rival cult group, who came for a reprisal attack.

According to eyewitnesses, the victim displayed alertness to avoid being shot dead.

A student, who craved anonymity, said the attackers aimed for the victim’s head, but hit his neck.

Bayo has since 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 engaged in a discussion he had no business in.

Bayo’s action, according to him, infuriated the aggrieved group, who had come for their target.

“Some residents of the hall have been embroiled in fear of further attacks as they said some suspected cultists are hell bent on 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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