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Nigeria: Lecturer, student shot dead as gunmen raid Lagos College of Health Education

A lecturer identified as Ahmed Saheed and an undergraduate student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED), Epe Local Government Area (LGA), Lagos State have been murdered.

The lecturer was said to have been killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student identified as Razak Bakare was shot dead on campus.

A police source confirmed that both incidents, which he described as unfortunate, occurred within 48 hours interval, While the student was trailed and killed on Wednesday, the lecturer was shot dead on Friday.

The deaths of the lecturer and the student were confirmed by lawmakers and traditional rulers of the communities.

Presently, there is unease in the academic community of Poka, according to the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, in Epe Division, Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja.

The traditional ruler expressed sadness over the incidents, saying that the peaceful nature of Noforija town had been shattered by the unfortunate killings.

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

Ogunlaja also appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and 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.

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

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

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