EKITI BLOODY PROTEST: Federal Varsity Shut Indefinitely, Proscribes Students’ Unionism

By: Oluwatosin Adesola

Aftermath of a protest that led to the death of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday, the management of institution on Wednesday ordered the shut down of the school indefinitely.

Also, FUOYE students’ union government (SUG) activities have been proscribed indefinitely.

This was disclosed in special announcement on Radio Stations in the state late Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

“Following the unfortunately incident acted out by some youth in Oye Ekiti earlier today, the management of Federal University Oye-Ekiti hereby announce immediate and indefinite closure of the university to forestall further break down of law and order.”

“At the same time, the students’ union of the institution is disbanded indefinitely. Following this closure, the students population is hereby ordered to vacate the university premises no later than 10am tomorrow, 11th of September, 2019”, the announcement read.

SUNSHINETRUTH earlier reported two students were feared killed by alleged bullets of operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.

Several other students were also reportedly injured while students were protesting poor electricity supply in Oye and Ikole Ekiti on Tuesday.

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, was also allegedly attacked during the protest and escaped lynching.

Eyewitnesses at scene told our correspondent that the actions of the police officers attached to Mrs Fayemi’s convoy turned the protest bloody.

Meanwhile, police denied the killings.

The spokesperson, Caleb Ikechuckwu, said it was the students who attacked the convoy of the governor’s wife.

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