Two students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, FUOYE, Ekiti State have been reportedly killed by Police and many others injured during a protest against poor power supply in the town.
Some of the injured students have been taken to the medical centre of the institution with many more casualties feared.
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Graphic: 2 #FUOYE students killed, one policeman lynched during protest . . Two students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE), have been feared 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. . . Today’s 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