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Stephen Urueye, a serving doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), was allegedly killed on Thursday night by suspected robbers who stabbed him to death right in front of the hospital at Idi Araba, Lagos.
Nigerians on social media have reacted to the incident which happened 48 hours after his convocation ceremony at the University of Lagos on Tuesday.
Many have expressed anger at the lack of security in the environment and sent out condolences; all of which have now made the hashtag #JusticeForStephen trend.
Here are some of the reactions:
Nowhere is safe . Those hoodlums have terrorized this community for years and nothing has ever been done about it
Today we mourn, today we get justice. #JusticeForStephen
— mercurial!!!!! (@sanmi_OD) April 5, 2019
Damn, when Buhari came to LUTH, you couldn’t go 3ft without showing your ID to prove you weren’t about to blow shit up.
A doctor gets murdered and @LUTHARD100 want to be politically correct.
That’s someone’s life o!
Not Johnny. His name is Stephen. #JusticeforStephen
— Tushified Pidgin 🇳🇬 (@redd_moustache) April 5, 2019
Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye have been arrested and here are their faces. They were paraded by police in association with the murder of Dr. Stephen. I wish they can release them to the 200L students as live cadavers. #JusticeForStephen pic.twitter.com/eSuUyDwq3l
— Dr. B.I.B (@babatundebalo) April 5, 2019
— YOUR LAPTOP PLUG 🔌 (@the__realfabian) April 5, 2019
These hoodlums at Idi-Araba have robbed and stolen from us for years now. Last night they killed one of us. They killed my friend. They need to be stopped please. #JusticeForStephenpic.twitter.com/yKAIMWoLWm