Bayo, A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), as identified by some people, from the department of Economics Education has escaped death following a gun shot towards him by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night, August 17.
According to a report on The Nation, Bayo was immediately rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital after the attack. However, the report added that he is in critical condition at the hospital, as the attack is speculated to have been carried out by cultists.
A source said: “The boy was shot around the neck although the bullet was meant for his head.” The source noted that he is a resident of the Biobaku Hall of residence and may have been a cultist himself. Vice Chancellor of the University, 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. The attack on Bayo comes just days after the institution lost one of its students, Odusami Ajibola Matthew. Matthew, a 500-level Estate Management student in UNILAG, reportedly died after a game of football.
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