Two LASU Students Injured by Stray Bullets from Unidentified Gunmen

Two students from Lagos State University (LASU) were injured by stray bullets from unidentified gunmen in the PPL student residential area in Ojo, Lagos, around 8 pm on Monday.

Two LASU Students Injured by Stray Bullets from Unidentified Gunmen

Tragedy struck late Monday night as two students of Lagos State University (LASU) were hit by stray bullets from unidentified gunmen in the popular students’ residential area known as PPL, Ojo. The incident occurred around 8 pm when the students were reportedly out to purchase food.

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In a disturbing video circulating online, one of the victims, a female student, is seen lying on a bed with her shirt soaked in blood. The names of the victims and the identity of the shooters remain unknown.

Eyewitnesses report that the students heard gunshots and attempted to flee. Upon returning home, they realized the male student had been hit in the neck and arm. He was initially taken to the LASU Health Centre and later transferred to Igando Medical Hospital, where he is reportedly responding to treatment.

The incident has caused widespread concern among students and the university community. A tweep known as Baddy of Lasu, using the handle #belikebaddy, tweeted, “Two students have been shot at PPL, Ojo, Lagos. Please, students of LASU, stay indoors and don’t go out.”

Kappo Olawale, the Senior Special Adviser on Students’ Union Affairs to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, confirmed the incident via his account, tweeting under the handle #kappozino. He assured the public that he had been in contact with the university’s Student Union President, who confirmed that the victims are 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!” Olawale tweeted.

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A student from LASU, speaking anonymously, described the chaos during the incident. “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,” she recounted.

The Dean of Students Affairs has been actively involved, ensuring the victims received proper medical care. The university community is urged to remain vigilant and prioritize safety during this period of uncertainty.

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