A student was reportedly shot in the head by unidentified gunmen on Monday at the King Jaja Hall area of the University of Lagos, Lagos State.
The student who was identified as Sapara, a final year student of Philosophy, had his face covered in blood after a bullet was said to have scraped the side of his head.
He was subsequently taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, and official report had it that he was in stable condition.
The incident however led to chaos as students were seen running in different directions after the gunshot was heard.
Eyewitnesses say they saw a car speed off after the shooting, noting that the perpetrators might have carried out the attack from there.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent, the Dean of Students’ Affairs of the University, Prof. Olukayode Amund, confirmed that Sapara was indeed shot and currently recuperating at LUTH.
He stated that investigations had begun to unravel the circumstances surrounding the attack, after which requisite actions would be taken.
He said, “The events surrounding the incident are still unknown and by the time we conclude our investigation, the university authority will take the necessary and appropriate action. Our security operatives are working very hard to unravel the mystery and whoever is responsible will be held to account.”
When asked whether the attack was carried out by cultists, Amund noted that though it was not yet confirmed, it was a likely possibility.
According to him, only cultists are known to carry out operations of this nature.
And although normal day-to-day activities went on at the university on Tuesday as students went about writing their ongoing examinations, some are weary that reprisal actions could take place.
In January, unconfirmed reports had it that a student was axed at the New Hall axis of the campus.
Responding to this, Amund said the university was working with the police to find useful leads.[Daily Times]