A 17-year-old female student of Unity High School in Ago Ika area of Abeokuta, Ogun State has been shot dead by security operatives attached to the state’s special security outfits, OP MESA on Thursday, July 21.
It was gathered that the SS 2 student identified simply as Sadiat was mistakenly shot by the operatives who were chasing a suspected internet fraudster, popularly known as “yahoo boy”.
The victim met her death while she was walking out of the school premises after the close of school for the day when a bullet fired by the security operatives mistakenly hit her in the head.
The student who was the only daughter of her mother, was confirmed dead at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Idi Aba, Abeokuta, where she was rushed to for treatment.
Three other students and a commercial motorcyclist who were also reportedly hit by the stray bullets fired by the operatives are currently receiving treatment.
The victim’s colleagues, who were angered by the development, stormed the Enu-Gada police station in the Ago Ika area of Abeokuta in protest.
The students were said to have pelted the police operatives on duty with stones and other harmful objects, forcing the officers to disperse them.