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Gunmen Shoot OAU Student, Kidnap Girlfriend

By Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO

There was pandemonium in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun state at the weekend when a 300 Level student of Chemical Engineering in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) (name withheld) was shot by yet to be identified gunmen.
It was gathered that the men of the underworld who apparently stormed the town in order to carry out operations shot at the student’s hands twice and kidnapped his girl friend that was with him in his car.
According to witnesses’ account, the gunmen who accosted the hapless student while cruising with his girl friend along Ede Road in Ile-Ife were shooting sporadically into the air to scare away people in order to carry out their operations.
A source who craved for anonymity revealed that the kidnapped girlfriend was later dropped at the gate of Oduduwa University along Ile-Ife/Ibadan Expressway.
The gunmen also snatched their victim’s car which is yet to be found as at the time of filling this report.
The victim who was consequently rushed to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) has been receiving treatment and it was gathered that some officials of the university have paid him a visit.
The ugly incident however caused tension for the people residing around the area took place as well as students of OAU who live outside the campus.

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