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Friday, 23 February 2018

Photo: One dead, several injured in bloody attack on LASPOTECH Ikorodu Campus by suspected cultists

Photo: One dead, several injured in bloody attack on LASPOTECH Ikorodu Campus by suspected cultists

One person was killed while several others were wounded when gunmen suspected to be cultists attacked Ikorodu Campus of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) on Tuesday.
Spokesperson of the institution, Olanrewaju Kuye, who confirmed the incident said that the assailants armed with guns, machettes and knives stormed the campus from different directions.
On sighting the hoodlums comprising some former students of the polytechnic, terrified students alerted the institution’s security personnel.
“So, we had to chase them out the campus via the polytechnic’s first gate; but when we got there, we discovered another set (hoodlums) approaching from the adjourning village to attack our students," said Kuye
The deceased identified as Ahmed Amao, a former LASPOTECH student expelled from the institution for examination malpractice, was part of the hoodlums.
"Upon sighting our security men the gang began to shoot at will and our security men had no choice but to retaliate. Unfortunately, we hit one of the hoodlums, Ahmed Amao, a former student who had been expelled for examination malpractice. We learnt he died on Wednesday,’’ Kuye added.
He added that but for the prompt response of the institution’s security personnel, many students could have lost their lives in the attack.
Kuye assured parents of the safety of their wards following the attack.
“They should go on with their normal duties because nothing untoward will happen to them. Our security men now wield firearms too and our students have our phone numbers for prompt response. We will not take chances,’’ said the LASPOTECH spokesman.
Confirming the incident, Chike Oti, Spokesman, Lagos State Police Command, said that the attackers were on revenge mission following an attack on one of their members.
Oti said two suspects were arrested with a locally made pistol following the incident.



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