Students of the Lagos State University have avoided school grounds and opted to miss classes as they mourn the death of ex-student, Comrade Yusuf Nurudeen who was shot dead close to campus on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Nurudeen and a staff of the Institution simply identified as Majek, were robbed at gun point at about 10pm after which Majek was hospitalized and Nurudeen declared missing.
Search efforts for the comrade led to an hospital on the Mainland where his body was said to have been placed in a mortuary.
A communique signed by the President of the Lagos State University Students’ Union, Comrade Badmus Oladipupo advised the students not to panic and disregard any information of a rumoured protest.
He said, “The Union implore all the student to disregard any information that there will be a protest in school tomorrow and the union is making sure the environment is very safe for everyone.”
Despite the assurance of safety from the President, some students still refused to attend classes.
Speaking on the developments, a student of the Faculty of Education who pleaded anonymity, said he had gotten the news from a WhatsApp platform and had decided to stay away from classes for his own safety.
“According to what the school posted on the website, they said it was a robbery incident but I doubt that is all because it is quite unlikely for an armed robber to abduct one out of two persons while collecting only the valuables from the other person and allowing him to leave,” he said.
“To me, things don’t really add up and I suspect there is more to the story than we are being told and we were advised by our HOD to stay off campus for fear of reprisal attacks.
“Of course, the school would not tell you to stay off campus but common sense would tell you. I contacted most of the Head of Class in my faculty but they said most people didn’t attend classes,” he added.
The instruction’s management was unavailable for comment as of press time.