Lecturer, Student shot dead as gunmen attack College of Education in Lagos

Lecturer, Student shot dead as gunmen attack College of Education in Lagos

Unknown Gunmen have killed a lecturer and a student at Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Officials of the college confirmed the attack to The PUNCH on Sunday.

According to them, a student, Razak Bakare, and lecturer, Ahmed Saheed, were killed within 48 hours intervals.

It was learnt that the lecturer was killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student was shot dead on campus.

Our correspondent gathered that the situation created panic on the university campus.

“The student was killed on campus on Wednesday, November 17 and the lecturer was shot dead on Friday November 19. We have informed the police,” a security official in the college told our correspondent.

When asked if the attackers were cultists, the official said, “No one knows their identity. They just killed and left.”

Presently, there is uneasy in the academic community of Poka, according to the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, in Epe Division.

Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, the traditional ruler of the community, has expressed sadness over the incidents.

He said the peaceful nature of Noforija town had been shattered by the unfortunate killings.

Oba Ogunlaja called on the management of the institution to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras within and around the school premises.

The monarch also appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the 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.

Also speaking, the Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, condemned the incidents and urged the law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators

He also pledged that the traditional institution would ensure that all efforts were taken to fight against such an ugly trends in the community.