FUOYE Closes Indefinitely as 2 Students, 1 Policeman Die in Protests

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SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 11- The Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has been closed indefinitely by the management of the institution, while the Student Union Government(SUG) has also been disbanded indefinitely.

Today’s Echo gathered that the management announced the closure of the institution on Voice 89.9 FM in Ado Ekiti. The closure is with immediate effect, while all students have been ordered to vacate the premises before 10am today, 11th September 2019.

This is coming after a protest by students of the institution turned violent earlier today, leading to the loss of life and property.

Sources told Today’s ECho that two students and 1 policemen have been killed in violent clashes around the campus.

According to sources, two students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE), were shot dead by the police during a peaceful protest over poor power supply in the community.

In return, the irate student allegedly beat a policeman to death and set the office of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company and a police van ablaze.

The latest protest is coming after a similar action four months ago. The visibly-angry students carried placards with inscriptions such as “Say No to NEPAPHOBIA”; “We need light” chanting “we need light” in songs.

One of the protesters, Okedare Gbenga, a 300-level student of Geology department lamented how students pay for light but they don’t enjoy it.

Another protester, Adekola Ayomide Franchis, a 300-level student of Accounting department and President of the Faculty of Management Sciences, lamented the poor power supply.

Former Vice-Chairman National Association of Nigerian Students, Ekiti State, Comrade Taiwo while addressing the students declared the protest opened, threatening it will be sustained until government addressed the situation.

Speaking at the school gate while addressing the students, The President of the Students Union Government, Oluwaseun Awodola, lamented poor power supply that has led to the insecurity of the students.

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