– Protest has begun to rock the government house at Agodi in Ibadan over the death of a 400L student
– The student, Akolade Gbadebo, was said to have been killed by the operatives of the Amotekun corps in Oyo state
– Governor Seyi Makinde and other necessary authorities have been urged to commence a probe into the tragic incident
Akolade Gbadebo, a 400-level student of the University of Ibadan (UI), has been killed, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has alleged.
Gbadebo was said to have been killed by the operatives of the Oyo State Security Agency popularly codenamed Operation Amotekun.
Expressing grief over the death of the student, a leader of the protesting students Mayowa Opakunle said the student was killed on Thursday, December 17 by the Amotekun operatives, The Punch reports.
“I was told that Amotekun corps were called that some students barricaded the road in the area. They came and somebody was said to have fired at them and they returned the fire. The bullet hit the student and he died. The incident happened around 10:30pm last Thursday.”
Meanwhile, the death of the UI student has degenerated into protests as NANS stormed the government house at Agodi in Ibadan.
According to The Nation, the protesting students staged a roadblock on one side of the Agodi secretariat-Bodija road, causing heavy traffic gridlock.
They carried placards with different inscriptions and called on the state government led by Governor Seyi Makinde to investigate the matter and called members of Amotekun Corp to order.
In a related development, NANS has threatened to embark on massive protest should the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resume its industrial strike action.
Speaking to The Punch through its newly-elected president Sunday Asefon on Thursday, December 24, NANS described as a slap the ASUU’s position that the strike was suspended “conditionally.
Legit.ng recalls that after 10 months, the lecturers’ body announced the suspension of the strike action.
This news which was a joy to students was announced by ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, during a press conference on Wednesday, December 23, after an 8-hour meeting with the representatives of the federal government led by the senior minister of labour and employment Chris Ngige.
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