A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), identified as Bayo narrowly escaped death after some unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists shot him on the neck in the night of Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
The victim from the department of Economics Education, was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH where he is said to be in a critical condition.
A source privy to the matter said: “The boy was shot around the neck although the bullet was meant for his head.”
The source noted that the victim stays in the Biobaku Hall of residence and may have been a cultist himself.
Reacting to the incident, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Rahamon Bello, said the institution has launched an investigation.
He said: “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.”
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