Gunmen kill Nigerian university professor

Gunmen on Monday shot dead Prof Opeyemi Ajewole of the Social and Environmental Forestry at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, but as at the time of filing this report, it was yet unclear what might be responsible for the attack.

Penpushing reports that until his death, he was a senior lecturer at the university, held a PhD in Forest Economics, an M.Phil in Forest Economics, M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, and B.Sc in Forest Resources Management, all from the University of Ibadan.

The spokesperson of the University of Ibadan, Joke Akinpelu, confirmed the incident, but however, declined to confirm whether the deceased was murdered or not, explaining that  it was the responsibility of the police to do that.

“We learnt that he was shot yesterday, and he’s dead, but we are not the one to confirm. The university cannot confirm that he was killed. It’s the police that can confirm’, the university image maker declared

Penpushing further reports that the Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso confirmed the death, explaining that the matter was under investigation, adding that updates would be provided in due course

The killing of the 61-year-old professor came about 9- months after another lecturer at the university, Adigun Agbaje, was abducted by gunmen along the Lagos-Ibadan highway in an operation that reportedly claimed the life of a police officer.

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