The police have shot two students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE), during a peaceful protest over poor power supply in the school.
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.
This wasn’t the first time that these youths are protesting as they had earlier cried out for a change four months ago. The visibly-angry students carried placards with inscriptions such as “Say No to NEPAPHOBIA”; “We need power” and chanting “we need power” 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 Francis, a 300-level student of Accounting Department. He is also the President of the Faculty of Management Sciences, he lamented the poor power supply.
Former Vice-Chairman NANS, Ekiti State, Comrade Taiwo while addressing the students declared the protest opened. He also threatening it will be sustained until the government addressed the situation.
Here Is A Clip From The Protest: