Reports just reaching us at EkitiReporters has it that two students of the Federal University, Oye (FUOYE), were killed earlier today by policemen.
According to the verified reports, two students were killed, while many others left injured. This led the students of the institution to on rampage, attacking policemen and destroying government vehicles.
Before the incident, the FUOYE students were protesting against the BEDC over lack of electricity in the town.
Their protest coincided with the tour of Erelu Bisi Fayemi (The state governor’s wife), which was the cause for heavy security in the town.
Efforts by some security operatives in the town to disperse the protesting students, led to the policemen firing shots of live ammunition at the unarmed students.
The shots by the policemen led to the deaths of two FUOYE students, injuring many others, while one is reportedly missing.
According to our findings, one of the deceased was an 100L student of History in the federal institution.
The death of their colleague led the students to go on rampage, thus attacking policemen and destroying government vehicles.
Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the attck on the governor’s wife.
Ikechukwu explained that the students protested in the morning and blocked the Ifaki-Ikole-Omuo highway and prevented free flow of vehicles.
“The students did not allow vehicles to move freely and they vandalised the property of Benin Electricity Distribution Company .
“When police went there to dialogue with them, they resisted them. And the wife of the governor who went on local government tour ran into the barricade mounted on the road.
“The students were reported to have been violent destroying cars and smashed the windscreens of vehicles .
“We want to warn that the command won’t tolerate hooliganism under any guise. We want to assure the public that the police are on top of the situation and our people must go about their normal businesses”.