The killing of Hunjah Mausi, a student of Lagos State University, by a commercial bus sparked anger at the school on Monday.
However, the intervention of the Students’ Union leaders prevented the students from a violent protest.
Our correspondent learnt that Mausi, a 200 level chemistry student, was killed on Saturday while returning from the post office near LASU.
It was learnt that the driver of the commercial bus was driving against traffic when he hit the student.
It was learnt that she was first rushed to a hospital at Igando before she was transferred to another hospital at Ikeja where she was confirmed dead. She is expected to be buried on Tuesday (today).
The source said, “There was tension in the school in morning as some of our colleagues vowed to stage a protest. They said they would damage any bus plying the wrong route or driving against traffic.
“We were scared but thank God for the intervention of the union leaders.”
The Public Relations Officer, LASU, Mr. Stephen Adeleke, lamented the death of the student, saying it was a “disheartening and painful”.
He said, “It is disheartening to experience such a loss. But we leave everything to God. We heard that she was crossing the road with her friends when the accident occurred.
“We are law-abiding citizens and do not want any form of protest. We sincerely sympathise with her family and hope that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss. We also urge the students to bear the loss and avoid any form of crisis.”
Adeleke said the driver of the bus had been arrested by the police.