A serving doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Stephen Urueye, was allegedly killed on Thursday night when suspected robbers stabbed him to death right in front of the hospital at Idi Araba, Lagos.
Twitter users reacted to the incident which happened 48 hours after his convocation ceremony at the University of Lagos on Tuesday. Here are some of the reactions.
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. #JusticeForStephen pic.twitter.com/yKAIMWoLWm
— ‘Gbenga (@Adanzy17) April 5, 2019
I pray for comfort for his family, they lost a son
I pray for comfort for his close friend, they lost a friend
I pray for comfort for LUTH, they lost a Doctor
I pray 4 comfort for the nation, they lost a world changer
— 3 Chainz ? (@ojuokoisaac) April 5, 2019
Waking up to another young and vibrant soul being killed by hoodlums. That same spot has been reported for being deadly but nothing has been done about it #JusticeForStephen pic.twitter.com/glHOvaalYN
— YOUR LAPTOP PLUG ? (@the__realfabian) April 5, 2019
To think I am finding out the nickname you were hiding from me like this is terribly painful.
Just this short period of meeting and knowing you was amazing and now the wicked people of Idiaraba have unjustly taken my friend away.
Let's fight for Stephen #JusticeForStephen pic.twitter.com/NGp03BKeLJ
— efficacyyinka (@efficacyyinka) April 5, 2019
Last night, a doctor who just had his convocation this week, lost his life to a knife robbery, right outside the hospital. #JusticeforStephen
— ElizabethTPeters.com ✨ (@DrETPeters) April 5, 2019
Convocated on Wednesday, robbed and stabbed on Thursday, died on Friday? #JusticeForStephen
— Favour ozokwelu (@Meme_ozok) April 5, 2019
Lots of people especially students and LUTH staff have been robbed on that road. It’s sad that this young colleague had to lose his life over a situation that was entirely preventable.
May the Lord Almighty grant his family the fortitude to bear this loss. #JusticeForStephen
— BelladonnaMD (@bellisima007) April 5, 2019
Young doctor that just convocated on Wednesday stabbed in LUTH due to incompetence of those meant to supposedly protect us #JusticeForStephen
— Adaeze? (@viviannwosu__) April 5, 2019
This could have been any of my friends. I jst hope they do sth about this constant insecurity.
Saving lives but our life's are not safe?#justiceforstephen
— Father's Love ? (@khul_dan) April 5, 2019
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
it could have been anybody. We've all treaded that path at some point in time. It could have been me. it could have been you. No one is safe #JusticeforStephen
— Omotoyosi ? (@the_kemmy) April 5, 2019