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Two LASU Students Hit By Stray Bullets | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

May 21, 2024

LASU Ceremonial Gate 

Two students from Lagos State University found themselves caught in the crossfire outside the campus premises in the popular student residential area known as PPL late Monday evening.

Although the identities of the students and the shooter(s) remain undisclosed, reports indicate that the victims were struck by stray bullets while out purchasing food around 8 pm.

Following the incident, a Twitter user known as Baddy of Lasu, under the hashtag #belikebaddy, wrote, “Two students have been shot at PPL, Ojo, Lagos. Please, students of LASU, stay indoors and don’t go out.”

Responding to the tweet, Kappo Olawale, the Senior Special Adviser on Students’ Union Affairs to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, confirmed the incident.

Sharing updates on X.com under the hashtag #kappozino, Olawale conveyed that he had communicated with the university’s Student Union President, who assured him that the victims were in stable condition.

“I have kept in touch with the President of the Student Union. Information passed just now is that the students have been stabilised. The Dean of Students was also on the ground to ensure they were properly attended to. Thanks to God!” he tweeted.

An anonymous student from the university, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to discuss the matter, informed our correspondent late Monday that the students had ventured out to purchase food before being struck by stray bullets.

In footage reviewed by our correspondent, one of the victims, seemingly female, was observed lying on a bed, her shirt visibly stained with blood.

“It happened around past 8 pm at PPL. They went to get food outside, so they heard gunshots, and they ran away. When they got home, they observed that the bullets had hit the male on the neck and arm.

“Due to the bleeding, he was rushed to the LASU Health Centre from where he was rushed again to the Igando Medical Hospital. He’s already responding to treatment,” the source said.

Additionally, the source mentioned that the Dean of Students Affairs of the school had accompanied the students to the hospital.

Despite attempts to reach out late Monday, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, did not provide a response to the text message sent to his mobile number at the time of compiling this report.

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