2 students killed as Valentine turns bloody in UNILAG

Date: 16-02-2011 2:58 am (10 years ago) | Author: don uche
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- at 16-02-2011 02:58 AM (10 years ago)
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The glamorous lovers’ day celebration on Monday turned bloody at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) when gunmen killed two students. Daily Sun gathered that the clash was between two rival cult groups, namely, Black Axe and the Buccaneers,’ over a female student allegedly snatched by the Capone of the Black Axe for Valentine celebration.


The action of the Capone , the source said did not go down well with the other group leading to the clash.
A student who witnessed the shooting said besides the two cult members who were shot dead, about four others sustained injuries and were ferried out of the campus by their leaders to shield their identity.

The sources said the cult members who carried out the attack were not UNILAG students but members from another campus, adding that the attack was carried out in a commando style with sporadic shooting.
An undergraduate student of English Department told Daily Sun that the Buccaneers’ group attacked the Black Axe members while another student returning from the Mosque said those who carried out the killing were not from UNILAG because they did not cover their faces.

It was learnt that as soon the shooting started, students scampered for safety while others took cover behind the wall and under cars packed around, while others ran into the halls to avoid being hit by stray bullets.
A senior lecturer who confirmed the killings said the university management had met to curtail any reprisal attack while security personnel had taken over the investigation of the deadly cult clash.
When Daily Sun visited the troubled institution yesterday, there was uneasy calm, as most staff and students rebuffed efforts made by the reporters to get their comments.

However, one of the students who resides at Sodeinde Hall, said there was sporadic gunshots outside the premises which caused panic everywhere.
It was gathered that the crisis, which erupted when the students were at the peak of lovers’ day celebration, created stampede on the campus as people ran for safety.

One of the victims of the attack reportedly ran into Sodeinde Hall for help, from where he was taken to the hospital.
Although the Hall Master of Sodeinde Hall declined comments on the issue, one of the officials, who wouldn’t want his name published, said the attack could not be linked to any cult group. He said there was increasing speculation that the perpetrators of the attack could be fighting for love. Efforts made by Daily Sun our reporter to ascertain the identities of the victims were unsuccessful.
The news bulletin of the university, Information Flash (ISSN 08195540) also captured the incident, while assuring the staff and students of the university of adequate security.

“The attention of the universities authorities has been drawn to the incident which occurred in one of the Halls of Residence in the late hours of Monday, February 14, 2011 where two persons were reportedly injured in fracas. The university management has commenced investigation into the unusual incident, in particular at a time when preparation for the first semester examinations due to commence on February 21, 2011 are in top gear. Security has been intensified to ensure safety of life and property on campus. Law enforcement agents have been involved to assist the university in this respect,” it said.
Daily Sun learnt that students are leaving the campus because of the fear of reprisal attack while some parents called their wards on phone to return home until the situation is brought under control.

The Deputy Registrar Information of UNILAG, Mr. Dare Adebisi refused to pick his calls or replied to text message sent to his phone.
When the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Samuel Jinadu (DSP) was called thrice, he promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area and did not call back as at the press time.

Posted: at 16-02-2011 02:58 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- donuche at 16-02-2011 03:05 AM (10 years ago)
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this is more reasons why i dont celebrate this non sense that is called val. there is every day for me to celebrate love and not particularly on that feb 14. though i appreciate the personality which his examplary life of love when alive is the reasons why people celebrate but this time around the celebration is being celebrated negatively.
Posted: at 16-02-2011 03:05 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- baby14life at 16-02-2011 09:55 AM (10 years ago)
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2 some people the celebration is being celebrated negatively.........but i dnt nt know why dis guys will be fighting over a woman to the extend of killing themself........ooooooh!!!!!!!!!!!.all in the name of Val.....As 4 me i realllllllly enjoy myself
Posted: at 16-02-2011 09:55 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- adewalefisayo at 16-02-2011 10:03 AM (10 years ago)
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Nija mentality about val's day is nothing but madness. dats why i always distance myself from dis madness called valentine!
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- Ascondy at 16-02-2011 10:22 AM (10 years ago)
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Is dis one hapi val or sad val? Naija we no d try oooooooooooooh.
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- princedafe at 16-02-2011 10:27 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: adewalefisayo on 16-02-2011 10:03 AM
Nija mentality about val's day is nothing but madness. dats why i always distance myself from dis madness called valentine!

wellsaid and supported
Posted: at 16-02-2011 10:27 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vantheo at 16-02-2011 10:33 AM (10 years ago)
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NA THEM SABI. MTCHEEEWWW

Posted: at 16-02-2011 10:33 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- lanudja at 16-02-2011 10:38 AM (10 years ago)
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Anything that has 2 do wit school n student is always like that nt really cos its val celebratn...
Posted: at 16-02-2011 10:38 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- AlphaOscar at 16-02-2011 10:41 AM (10 years ago)
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I think we have problem with the way we reason in this part of the world.
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- lanudja at 16-02-2011 10:42 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Ascondy on 16-02-2011 10:22 AM
Is dis one hapi val or sad val? Naija we no d try oooooooooooooh.
It can happen anywhr else nt jst only naija... so stop dat exclamation....
Posted: at 16-02-2011 10:42 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- okwas at 16-02-2011 10:52 AM (10 years ago)
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hummmmmmm cos of val ,nawaaooooooo ? Sad Sad Sad Sad
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- thecahngeicon at 16-02-2011 10:55 AM (10 years ago)
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Well love is not just to be celebrated on 14 Feb..............why would someone even fight because of a woman...she has the choice!

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- Ascondy at 16-02-2011 10:56 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: lanudja on 16-02-2011 10:42 AM
Quote from: Ascondy on 16-02-2011 10:22 AM
Is dis one hapi val or sad val? Naija we no d try oooooooooooooh.
It can happen anywhr else nt jst only naija... so stop dat exclamation....
Na u go come tell me make i stop, woman re we talkin of any where or we re talkin about naija where d rubish took place?? we no d try, we no d try bi that.
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- macosas at 16-02-2011 11:14 AM (10 years ago)
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For this age na confra the reign? God save NIGERIA
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- kc40 at 16-02-2011 11:18 AM (10 years ago)
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OK I SEE
Posted: at 16-02-2011 11:18 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- enoeno at 16-02-2011 11:26 AM (10 years ago)
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love nwan nti nti them go d regretam now say them fight cos of a lady.

i gu gu thank God say na them alone die nonsense
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- MissyBarbie at 16-02-2011 11:34 AM (10 years ago)
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Na waoooooo
Posted: at 16-02-2011 11:34 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- saintdav76 at 16-02-2011 11:35 AM (10 years ago)
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Na dem know,  anywhere dem dey make dem clap for dere selves useless children
Posted: at 16-02-2011 11:35 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onyi2010 at 16-02-2011 11:42 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: princedafe on 16-02-2011 10:27 AM
Quote from: adewalefisayo on 16-02-2011 10:03 AM
Nija mentality about val's day is nothing but madness. dats why i always distance myself from dis madness called valentine!

wellsaid and supported

supported again
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- Harbbhey at 16-02-2011 11:53 AM (10 years ago)
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So sad.I just keep on wondering wen all this killing will stop.
Posted: at 16-02-2011 11:53 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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