Police Denies killing of protesting students in Ekiti

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Ekiti State Command, of the Nigerian Police Force, on Tuesday night denies killing of protesting students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti State.

Police Public Relations Officer,in the State, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said in a statement that students of the Institution had carried out a protest against the total blackout in both campuses of the school.

According to him, the studentsmade their way to the perimeter wall of the University and blocking the Oye-Ikole-Lokoja federal roads, and as well breached peaceful movement and gridlock.

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โ€œThe protesting students also invaded the office of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in Oye Ekitiโ€, it said.

โ€œIt took the quick intervention of policemen deployed to the scene to prevent further damage of the office complex.

โ€œThe Police Officers at the scene pacified with the protesting student, removed the blockade and dispersed the protesting student peacefully.

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โ€œHowever, the protesting students turned around in their numbers and took their protest to Erelu Bisi Fayemi, wife of the Governor who was at an empowerment program.

โ€œThe protesting students suddenly became unruly, hostile and took laws into their hands, also vandalized the motorcade of her excellency.

โ€œThe protesting students did not stop at that They also assaulted the policemen who were at the scene to maintain law and order and damaged police vehicle found at the scene.

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โ€œInvestigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book. Further statement will be issued in due course, it said.

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