Police Allegedly Shoots 4 Students During School Protest

IGPnew-289x300No fewer than four students of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija, Epe, Lagis State, were reportedly shot as police tried to disperse protesting students on Monday afternoon.

However, there are conflicting reports on the status of the injured students with some of their colleagues alleging three of them had died, while others said only one died.

It was gathered that trouble started when some students, who were prevented from writing the institution first semester examination started a protest and in the process, vandalised school properties and facilities.

The provost of the institution had allegedly invited policemen to quell the situation.

A student of the institution, who spoke under the condition of anonymity said he was not aware if any of the student died.

According to the student, “We started our first semester exam on Monday and those, who had not completed the payment of their school fees were prevented from entering the hall.”

He also added that the angry students, who were initially pleading mobilised and started to protest.

“They were initially begging but later they mobilised and started singing in protest against the school authority,” he explained.

 

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