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Two LASU Students Struck by Stray Bullets Near Campus

Two students from Lagos State University (LASU) were hit by stray bullets on Monday evening in PPL, a popular student residential area near the campus. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. while the students were out buying food. The identities of the victims and the shooter(s) are still unknown.

A Twitter user, Baddy of Lasu, tweeting as #belikebaddy, alerted the public: “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. Tweeting as #kappozino, Olawale mentioned that he had communicated with the university’s Student Union President, who confirmed 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 stabilized. The Dean of Students was also on the ground to ensure they were properly attended to. Thanks to God!” Olawale tweeted.

An anonymous LASU student recounted the events, explaining that the victims were hit by stray bullets while getting food. One of the victims, a female, was seen in a video lying on a bed with her shirt soaked in blood.

“It happened around past 8 p.m. at PPL. They went to get food outside, heard gunshots, and ran away. When they got home, they realized the male had been hit in the neck and arm. Due to the bleeding, he was rushed to the LASU Health Centre and then to Igando Medical Hospital. He’s already responding to treatment,” the source said.

The Dean of Students Affairs was reportedly with the students at the hospital.

Attempts to reach the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, for comment were unsuccessful as he did not respond to messages as of the time of this report.

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