Security Operatives allegedly shot Schoolgirl dead


A female senior secondary school student, simply identified as Sadiat, was allegedly shot dead on Thursday by operatives while they were chasing a notorious cultist in the area.

The student of Unity High School, Ago Ika, Abeokuta, was said to have been shot dead on by operatives of the Ogun State special security outfit, the OP MESA.

It was gathered that the OP MESA operatives were chasing an internet fraudster, known as Yahoo boy, in a school environment.

An eye witness stated, Adeyemi Olukade:

“The bullet fired by the security operatives killed Sadiat, the only daughter of her mother. She was pronounced dead-on-arrival at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi Aba, Abeokuta. Three other students and a commercial motorcyclist were also hit by stray bullets fired by the operatives.

“The situation led to fracas as other students of the school stormed the Enu – Gada Police Post, Ago Ika in protest, throwing stones, broken bottles and other objects they could lay their hands on.

“They were, however, dispersed by the police, while some passersby were also arrested.”

The Ogun Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, also confirmed the incident but denied knowledge of the death of the victim.

The PPRO said that a Police Inspector was macheted on the head during the protest, clarifying that the security operatives were not chasing any Yahoo-boy, but a notorious cultist on the wanted list of the police.

He revealed that residents of the area were trying to prevent security operatives from arresting the suspected cultist, “hence the need to deploy minimum force to scare away the people.”