ASUU Strike: Soldiers Disperse Protesting Students With Guns
Soldiers allegedly dispersed University students with gunshots while they were protesting for the resolution of the ASUU strike in Ondo state.
The students were out for their second-day protest when this happened.
Placards and other protest instruments used by the students were destroyed.
Some soldiers from the Nigerian Army allegedly stormed the area where University students were having a peaceful protest in Akure, Ondo today.
The students were out for their second-day protest against the ASUU strike which has lingered for more than 3 months.
Several videos showed the soldiers marching in their numbers holding their guns, and an army van was driven behind them.
After a while, sporadic gunshots were heard as they moved into the protest scene, and lots of students ran for their safety.
The students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, in Akure, Ondo state, and some other university students from neighboring states participated in this protest. They blocked major highways around Ondo state including Benin-Ore Expressway with barricades.
It was reported that some police and soldiers quietly observed the protest on day one, yesterday. Today, however, they came with a more violent approach, dispersing students with gunshots and destroying other things.
A video showed a protester saying that what happened in Lekki in 2020 is happening in Ondo, and he showed the protesting instrument that had been destroyed by the soldiers.
It’s been over a week since university students began protesting across Nigeria over the lingering ASUU strike. They have called on the Federal Government to adhere to the Union’s demands and bring the ASUU strike to an end.