Unknown Gunmen Attack OAU’s Hostel, One Student Killed

Unknown gunmen attacked a hostel at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife were one student was killed.

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, have condoled with the parents and family members of the deceased.

The student, Abiodun Babalola, who was killed during the attack is from Department of Accounting of the University.

He died as a result of injuries he sustained during an attack on the Adam and Eve hostel.

The hostel houses OAU students along Parakin – Ede road axis of Ile Ife.

In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the students were attacked in the wee hours Saturday with dangerous weapons by some unknown persons who inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the hapless students before charting away their money, phones and other valuables.

Attached in the statement, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede expressed his fatherly agony at the loss of the student saying people should place the fear of God far and above worldly materials, wondering what sort of earthly possession would make a man to attack, maim and kill his fellowman.

He also prayed that the Lord would grant eternal rest to the late Abiodun Babalola and the parents and family members the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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