Stray bullets hit LASU students while buying food

Following the incident in Ojo area of Lagos State on Monday, there was a noticeable tension as two students from Lagos State University were accidentally hit by stray bullets.

The unfortunate event occurred outside the school campus in the popular students’ residential area known as PPL late Monday evening.

The students were struck around 8 pm while at a food vendor’s spot where they had gone to grab a meal.

The identities of the students involved and the shooters remain unknown. A social media user with the username ‘Baddy of Lasu’ verified the incident on his page.

“Two students have been shot at PPL, Ojo, Lagos. Please, students of LASU, stay indoors and don’t go out.” he wrote

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

Tweeting on as #kappozino, Olawale said he had been in touch with the university’s Student Union President, who said 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!” he tweeted.

Another student of the institution who spoke in confidence with newsmen confirmed the development, adding that one of the students has been hospitalised and he’s responding to treatment.

“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.

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“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,” Punch quoted the student to have said said.

The source added that the Dean of Students Affairs of the school was with the students at the hospital.

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