A final-year student of Economics in the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG), identified only as Bayo was shot by an unknown gunman around 8:46pm on Wednesday in front of Biobaku hostel.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunman who escaped in a tainted-glass car had aimed at Bayo's head but missed and hit him in the neck.
Bayo has since been transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from the school's medical centre.
UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Prof Rahamon Bello, said the university was investigating the incident.
“I heard about it and we suspect it was cultism-related. We are fighting it. The security unit and the police are investigating. The boy survived. He was rushed to LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital). The cultists went for his head, luckily the bullet only scrapped his head,” he said.