A CHEMICAL Engineering student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,who was identified as Pelumi Taiwo, has been shot by unknown assailants outside the campus.
Acording to a statement by the Security Unit of OAU, the victim was in his car with his girlfriend about 9pm on Friday when the incident occurred.
Pelumi, it was learnt, initially stopped his vehicle on the Ede Road to pick a female acquaintance. While he was waiting for his friend at a bushy part of the road, the assailants approached him and pointed a gun at him.
He was ordered to move to the back seat. Pelumi was said to have pleaded with the gunmen, but the attackers riddled his body with bullets. As Pelumi was bleeding, the attackers, who witnesses said were robbers, left with the victim’s girlfriend.
The victim, drenched in blood, crawled to the security post at Road One Gate, where he called for help. He was immediately rushed to the university’s Teaching Hospital. His girlfriend was, however, dropped on theIfe-Ibadan Expressway near Oduduwa University.
CAMPUSLIFE gathered the shot student has been discharged and recovering at undisclosed location. The university has beefed up security around the campus and urged students to be alert and security conscious.
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