OAU mourns as student dies in hostel attack by unknown persons

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A student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Abiodun Babalola, has died following an attack on him and others on Saturday by some unknown persons in an out  of campus students residential hostel, Adam and Eve, along Parakin-Ede Road, Ife, Osun State.

Babalola is a Part Three student of the Department of Accounting in the university.

The death of the student was made known in a condolence message to the parents and family members of the by the school authorities.

The statement is signed by the Public Relations Officer of the school, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, and made available to FrontPage.

The attackers were said to have stormed the hostel in the wee hours with dangerous weapons, inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the hapless students before carting away their money, phones and other valuables.

The statement reads in part:  “Expressing fatherly agony at the loss of a student, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said people should place the fear of God far and above worldly materials, wondering what sort of earthly possession would make a man to attack, maim and kill his fellowman.

“He, thereafter, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff, Students and the entire University Community, prayed that the Lord would grant eternal rest to the late Abiodun Babalola and the parents and family members the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”