FUOYE students riot: Fayemi’s wife escapes death

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Students of the Federal University, Oye, Ekiti, FUOYE allegedly attacked wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi’s convoy on her return from a tour of some local government.

The students were said to have engaged the security operatives detailed with the governor’s wife in a violent clash with some vehicles on the convoy, including that of the security operatives were burnt and two pump rifle seized.

Mrs Fayemi was sandwiched by some whiskers in a commando-like manner through a marked white hilux van for safety, The Nation reports.

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She was whisked away through Ayegbaju Ekiti with civil servants, journalists and policemen on her entourage were severely injured.

The students were said to have gone on rampage few hours after they have protested against incessant power outage.

Students of FUOYE had gathered as early as 6:39 am in front of the gates of the twin campuses of the institution in Oye and Ikole respectively.

It was gathered that the students dispersed after a few hours and normalcy had returned on the campuses and their environs but suddenly they allegedly regrouped.

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Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the attack 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 vandalized 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.

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“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”.

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