The Nation newspaper is reporting that Doctors are battling to save a 16-year-old boy, Bolaji Kalejaye, who
was hit by a stray bullet during last week’s violence in Agiliti, near
Mile 12 on the outskirts of Lagos.
A bullet pierced through the back of Kalejaye, who was on his way
home after writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
Kalejaye’s case was miraculous. The bullet tore through his stomach,
pushing out a vital organ, which he said he held in his hands. He was
rushed to the nearest police station where he was allegedly sent away.
In pains, he fell on the road. Passersby ignored him as they ran for cover.
Some neighbours later rushed Kalejaye to the Lagos State University
Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja where doctors rallied to save his
life, stitching the lower part of his stomach to the upper part of his
private parts.No fewer than 16 persons died in the mayhem and 177 are being tried by
the Lagos State Government for their roles in the violence.