Update on FUOYE SAGA
Nigerians are demanding justice and a thorough investigation into the killing of students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State.
The Governor’s Wife, Bisi Fayemi, is also being dragged on social media for reportedly ordering the shooting, an allegation she has also denied.
The students were protesting against the lack of electricity and water on their campus when they had a clash with the police attached to the Governor’s wife convoy.
The First Lady was said to have visited the area for another event when the SUG President requested she addressed the protesting students.
The once peaceful protest got violent, as the police officers called for reinforcements with at least two armored vehicles, cracking down on the runaway students.
At least, four students lost their lives in the incident which last for hours, with many injured still lying in different hospitals within Oye town, Ekiti State.
The incident forced the university to proscribe the student union activities, shut down the school indefinitely, and ordered the students to vacate their halls of residence.
The vice-chancellor said that the 12-man investigative panel headed by Prof. Abayomi Fasina, a Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the institution, would also suggest ways to prevent a recurrence.