Lassa Fever kills AAUA student, another shot dead by unknown gunmen

Lassa Fever kills AAUA student, another shot dead by unknown gunmen


Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko have lost two of its students, Patience Ayedun and Olakunle Olayinka.

Ayedun, a 200 Level student of the Department of Educational Management was said to have been infected with Lassa fever disease and was quickly rushed to the health centre of the institution for treatment.

Meanwhile, Olayinka, a 300 Level student of the Department of Biochemistry was reportedly shot dead by suspected cultist in the town on Friday.

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The school management described the incidents as sad and unfortunate.

In a statement issued by the acting registrar of the institution, Mr Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa on Sunday narrate that the medical personnel tried their best to manage miss Temitope Patience Ayedun at the university health centre, until she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo, where she was intensively managed before she died on Thursday, March 5th, 2020.

“The news of the death of Olakunle Matthew Olayinka, a 300L student of the Department of Biochemistry, following wounds from gunshot by unidentified gunmen was received on Friday, March 6th, 2020, after the medical personnel at the university health centre put up spirited efforts to stabilize him. The security agents are still on the search of the assailants for apprehension”.

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To this end, the university senate had directed that the first semester university wide “GST and ENT CBT examination for 2019/2020 academics session earlier scheduled for today, Monday 9th and Thursday 12th March be postponed till further noticed”

The school urged the students of the institution not to panic as the management, in conjunction with the security agencies are on top of the situation.



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