The Ekiti State Police have confirmed the attack on students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) blaming it on hoodlums who hijacked the students protest.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu who confirmed the attack. the students truly protested in the morning and blocked the Ifaki-Ikole-Omuo Federal highway and prevented free flow of vehicles.
“The students did not allow vehicles to move freely and they allegedly vandalised the property of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
“When police went there to dialogue with them, they resisted them. And the wife of the governor who went on a Local Government tour, ran into the barricade mounted on the road. “The students were reported to have been violent, destroying cars and smashing the windscreens of vehicles.
“At this stage, we were warning that the command would not 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,” the PPRO said.
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The hoodlums were said to have engaged the security operatives in violent clashes and allegedly vandalised vehicles in the convoy of the state governor’s wife; Mrs Bisi Fayemi. Virtually all the vehicles on Mrs Fayemi’s convoy were reportedly affected while a police vehicle was reportedly burnt and rifles allegedly snatched.