As students of the University of Lagos are still recovering from the killing of one of their students that took place last week, another shooting by unknown armed men has taken place around the campus, leaving one student dead.
On Tuesday, February 22, 2011, word circulated that a student had just been buried at Atan Cemetary, close to the campus in Yaba, Lagos. This prompted investigations and soon enough it was discovered that the boy, Ayodeji Sonoiki(Pictured above), a student of the Department of History and Strategic Studies in the Faculty of Artshad been shot and killed by gunmen on Friday, February 18, 2011.
I wouldn’t say I know Ayo personally but he lived in my former ‘hood back in Lagos and we often hung out at a mutual friend’s crib, watching football or playing videogames. I don’t even recall ever speaking to dude per se, he was like the new guy in the hood cos he moved there to live with his cousin(whom I grew up with). Its just said seeing this(heard about it at the time but just reading this online just feels eerie).
The crazy thing is, this will be the 3rd person I know from the same ‘hood that lost their lives in the space of 3 years.
R.I.P Ayodeji Sonoiki