Gunmen Attack College Of Education In Lagos, Kill Lecturer, Student


A lecturer identified as Ahmed Saheed and an undergraduate student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State have been murdered.

According to Daily Trust, the lecturer was killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student identified as Razak Bakare was shot dead on campus.

A police source said both incidents, which he described as unfortunate, occurred within 48 hours interval.
The deaths of the lecturer and the student were confirmed by lawmakers and traditional rulers of the communities.

They said while the student was trailed and killed on Wednesday, the lecturer was shot dead on Friday.
There is tension in the academic community, according to the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, in Epe Division.

Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, the traditional ruler of the community expressed sadness over the incidents.
He said the peaceful nature of Noforija town had been shattered by the unfortunate killings. He, therefore, called on the management of the institution to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras within and around the school premises.

Ogunlaja also appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to deploy more security personnel in the community.
He asked the Lagos State Government to reconstruct the collapsed fence of the institution.

The Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, also condemned the incidents and urged law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators.
He, however, pledged that the traditional institution would ensure that all efforts were taken to prevent such from happening again in the community.

Credit: SaharaReporters

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