A female student of Unity High School in Ago Ika area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been shot dead by the Nigerian police force. According to reports, she was allegedly shot dead on Thursday by security operatives attached to the state’s special security outfits, OP MESA. The victim identified as Sadiat was allegedly shot dead by the operatives who were chasing suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “yahoo boys”.
How Police Shot a 17-year-old School Girl in Ogun State
It was gathered that bullet fired by the security operatives mistakenly hit the 17-year-old girl in the head, who was an SS 2 student. The victim, it was further gathered, was shot while she and others were walking out of the school premises after the close of school on Thursday.
She was rushed to the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, where she reportedly died. Miffed by the development, the victim’s colleagues stormed the Enu-Gada Police station in the Ago Ika area of Abeokuta in protest. Her schoolmates were said to have pelted police operatives on duty with stones and other harmful objects, forcing the officers to disperse them.
An SS 1 student of the school, whose name is Rafiu Ibrahim, alleged that the security operatives shot directly at the students without regard to their safety, even when it was obvious that they were all in school uniform, emerging from the school premises. The Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident but added that he was not aware of the death of any student.
Oyeyemi said the security operatives were not chasing any “Yahoo-yahoo” but, a notorious cultist, who had for a long time, been on the wanted list of the police. He added that a Police Inspector was macheted on the head during the crisis.