An unnamed student has been shot dead at Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) in Lagos.

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Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos police PRO, confirmed the development to TheCable Lifestyle on Friday.

The spokesperson said the Lagos police command has commenced a probe to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the student’s death.

“It’s confirmed. An investigation has commenced, so I don’t have so many details. I have the name of the person but I can’t let it out yet until we have gotten in contact with his family. That’s the standard practice,” the PRO said.

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“He was shot in the head. The shell of the bullet was found. The body has been recovered and taken to the morgue.”

The undergraduate’s death is the latest after a handful of tragedies that struck tertiary institutions over the past months.

In October 2022, Oke Obi-Enadhuze, a fresh graduate of computer science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in Ogun was shot dead.

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Austin Izu, a 400-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), was also gunned down in June 2021.

He was killed when he visited the room of Walter Emeka, his friend, at an off-campus hostel, where he also resided.

The deceased was said to have been coming down from his room on the upper floor of the hostel to that of his friend who is on the ground floor of the building when the incident happened.

Four armed and masked men were said to have entered the room and killed Izu on the spot.

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His friend Emeka was shot in his upper arm, leaving him seriously injured.

These cases and more have raised concerns about the safety of students across tertiary institutions in Nigeria.



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