Authorities Shut Federal University Oye Ekiti

The management of the Federal University Oye Ekiti, FUOYE has announced immediate and indefinite closure of the institution.

This followed violent protest carried out by the students over poor power supply.

A statement by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Kayode Soremekun said the closure was to forestall further breakdown of law and order. 

He also announced the disbanded of the students union of the institution indefinitely. 

The Vice Chancellor ordered the students to vacate the university premises latest by ten O’ clock in the morning and further developments will be communicated to them in due course.

Radio Nigeria gathered that during the protest police vehicle was set on fire while one of the policemen on the convoy of the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi was attacked following report that a student was shot dead by the police.

The students blocked the high way, thereby preventing vehicles from moving including the wife of the governor who was on an official assignment in Oye Ekiti.

However, the spokesperson for the Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Police, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu said no student was killed.

Amos Ogunrinde

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