Two Fuoye students Killed and several injured by Policemen conveying Bisi Fayemi the Ekiti state governor's wife
The students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti embarked on a peaceful protest pertaining the issue of no light on and off campus.
The protest was peaceful until in the evening at about 6:30pm when policemen arrested some students from the institution's other campus (ikole campus) and that prompted the institution's Student Union President in person of Comrade Awodola Unique to use the SUG car to block the road in an attempt to force the policemen to release the arrested students who were peacefully protesting for light.
That was when the governor's wife Bisi Fayemi's convoy was passing then she met the road blocked and the police summoned the SUG president and the next thing we saw was them slapping him and that raged the students and they started throwing stones at the convoy then the police opened fire indiscriminately and left two students dead at the spot and several others currently fighting for their lives.
As expected the students reacted and burnt a police van and they also beat up some policemen they could lay their hands on.
This is an unjust act and the government needs to look into this.
What do you think should be done about this
The police men are the real cause of what happened because students are protesting peacefully without any violence until the police force came to the scene. Government should take the responsibility of treating those that are injured and also look into the issue of light and fix it for peace to reign
I believe most of our Nigeria police men are not well enlighten , this is not the first neither the second case of police ( the nations security) killing the citizen on their rights
These men are killing people they were ment to protect
I believe the federal government should recruit good and reliable officers that must have passed through several training
It is barbaric and unfortunate, may the soul of the departed rest in peace. However, the police did not show professionalim in their act for shooting at innocent students who perhaps innocent. That is has been a very big issue issue with Nigerian police force. They should inquire as to why the blocked the road taking the laws into their hands and not shooting sporadically as if their are thiefs.
It's very sad to hear this today, this country is not safe anymore. The student had the right to protest but why should the policeman slap the SUG of the Federal University Of Oye Ekiti let alone kill one of the student. This is very bad and the government should do something about it.
This is so sympathetic. What I will say is that had it been the police exercise is their operation as trained officers, this wouldn't have resulted to shedding of this innocent guy. But because they saw the vehicle crossing the road they have asummed that it was a riot not knowing that its just peaceful protest. May the soul of the decease rest in peace.
This is a barbaric act which need high level of attention! Firing life bullet at students is uncalled for, when did police turn this bad? They are now doing like soldiers then they should be at war front
This is discrimination of human right. What sort of insunate is this, that is why the country at a whole will never still be ok, because the government it self are all dead, and liveless, if only buhari is alive to see this 👀 .
Maybe the souls of the deceased rest In perfect peace but the police force didn't show professionalism In this act of protesting all they are supposed to do is to make the crowd calm down before looking for a solution but firing bullets at protestors is totally wrong
Even when it's getting out of hand all they are supposed to do is to shoot up just to scare them
Its very bad that Nigerian police always misbehave as if the are not trained personnel. Each time there is a little clash between the people and police, the Nigerian police always open fire as if they meant to kill all the time.
This is indiscriminately unfair as activities and incidences like this keeps on engulfing the country, well I sympathize with the relatives and family members of the brethrens whose souls were lost during the protest, they died for the good cause, No qualms,::::: Justice, rawth of God, unending punishment shall be a parcel to the individuals that had an involvement in the remorseful act.
May the souls of the departed rest in peace. But this is a very serious case that the government need to look into because anytime there is a little clash between the police ad the people, they will start using their weapons on them, which very bad and also wrong. I think that the police needs to be trained more on how and when to use their weapons and also their should be a penalty attached for the misuse of weapons
I thought they say police is our friend in Nigeria, but why did is it that anytime we are embarking on a protest in which police as a peace agent suppose to make sure that the protest is peaceful. They (police) in Nigeria will be the one that will now start the trouble.
This is tragedic!!! What a great loss!!! I don't know why this Nigeria police take extreme action over such an issue like this all the time. Rather than to placate the livid students over their griefs, they often add fuel to the flame. They are in no position to arrest any student in the first place because, peaceful protest is allowed everywhere . For every action,there is always a reaction. How do you expect stutents to claim their right? Of course they should clamour for it because, blackout takes alot from students.
Nigeria police why na? Is that what you trained for? Your duty is to protect the citizens not only number one citizens. Those you are conveying, do they have 2 heads.you kill someone children and you want your children to be spare? Nigeria police change your way.
Xenophobia attack in SA, police in SA never kill their citizens, if worst comes they shoot the leg.but you, you kill anyway.
Imagine, the Number Of lives that will go for it. Violence is bad. Nigerian police worsen the whole thing by shooting and killing people. Imagine the innocent lives that will go for it. I think nigerian police should be trained. They need serious training .And students also that parents sent to School to study will end up involving themselves in violence, loosing their lives. Say No To Violence!!!
I don't know why some police men usually behave as if they don't have understanding , Even an illiterate is better than some of them .....assuming Armrobbers were the one in operation. I believed that they will not come early, but we only see them after the operation ended.
Government should help in given our policemen at lower ranks seminars in order to reduce or stop how they are killing innocent people on the road
It is very bad that the Nigerian police are not professional. I think the best thing the convoy ought to do is to summon the union president first to ask questions about the protest if the convoy actually know their duties in protecting the people. Slapping the union president is even wrong in the first place and even firing guns. These are killers and not policemen
Is quite unfortunate that Nigeria Police do not know how to address matter they put on the uniform to intimidate their follow Nigerian, instead of them finding solution to the problem the went there to arrest innocent student just to collect money . Now their plan failed the kill innocent people God will help us in this country
Police and there habit of killing innocent citizen. So because governor wife was passing through the road deserve students to be killed. These people should be checkmate and a new law pass that any arm personnel that shoot indiscriminately for no jst course will be trial in public court and his rank remove from him.
Rip to the dead.
That's very bad while will they open fire on students and they didn't cause any trouble it's a protest that went peacefully so why will they get them arrested in the first place. I think the government should punish the police that did that and apologize to the students.
Honestly, the way Nigerian police just open fire on innocent masses need to be seriously curbed by the govt. They really don't want any form of protest at all, as long as the students call it a peaceful protest, they should let them remain like that. The only time they can shoot is when the students are going wild with any form of ammunitions. Pls govt should look into this
It is really sad and disheartening that those we think, their main aim nd objectives is to protect our lives and property are the one endangering our live into what we dont wang.
This system of policing in Nigeria should be change, this is really bad. Most of the police are not enlighten and most dont even know the law
This is totally wrong and uncalled for.The governor's wife is in a position the instruct the policemen not to shoot the students.The students should call for justice and carry out a peaceful protest for the students that were called.The governor's wife should be held responsible for their death and I pray it should not escalate more than this.
It is only in this administration that peace protest has a different meaning and we can see from the start that Nigerian Police are used by Politicians to threaten the lives of citizen and nobody can question them because the authority is from above. Humans life's is at stake in this administration and i don't know the gain in killing citizens.
we can see from the start that Nigerian Police are
make the crowd calm down before looking for a solution but firing bullets at protestors is totally wrong
Even when it's getting out of hand all they are supposed to do is to shoot up just to scare them
by Politicians to threaten the lives of citizen and nobody can question them because the authority is from above. Humans life's is at stake in this administration and i don't know the gain in killing citizens.
This is getting to much of Nigeria police,they killed like they are killing animal.they are the main problem where having in this country,they have been causing much cries in this country.i think they should find something to do to this their bad acting
It Was a peaceful protest until the Nigeria police came and caused the chaos which lead to the loss of two students...the police were totally wrong for the fact that the students wanted to express the discomfort it has been for them to be without light... But because Nigeria police always think they are right..they started to fire and killed students... That Is an offence and it's very bad...
the authorities and security meant to protect and safeguard the lives of its citizens turn back being the instrument of terror and torture and we expect our country to move forward.
The police should explain why they opened fire on civilians and innocent students who are unarmed. If they see armed robbers or Fulani herdsmen, they will run.
I deeply weep for the parents that lost their kids to these evil sarade.
It is very wrong of the Nigeria Police Force to take such a drastic measure, on a peaceful protest been done by the students. It is only in Nigeria that a peaceful protest do always turn violence, for those who were injured i do wish them quick recovery and for those that lost their lives may their soul RIP. And for their families my the Lord condole them all.
This is really painful, may the soul of departed soul rest in perfect peace, the school management should take immediate actions on this violent and sug should come out with their prove and evidence of violent. Because this is Nigeria.
The students engaged in the a peaceful protest, why should the police attack them, this police needs to be trained. In other countries when there is protest what the police use to chase people is water but ours is different.
This is totally absurd, why would policemen opembfore on students that are protesting peacefully meanwhile they don't attack criminals with quick approach like they did to the students.
I think these policemen needs to face a disciplinary committee
For crying out loud. Let's be wise, your aim of being in school is to get education and leave. Why challenging authority and police with guns. They are human and they have emotions. Nobody wants to feel disrespected not even the police. Once you challenge them at some point they will loose it and react even though they know they shouldn't. Rip to the dead. I hope the living learn from this, they are police with feelings and because of that they tend to make mistakes please let's not force their hands or push them to the wall
This is pathetic, may God comforts the family of those that lost their lives.
I think it is high time they stop police totally from settling school crisis but local school vigilante who can be very close to the student under the hand of Dean of Student affair. Police many this many times abuse weapon useage.
This is an irresponsible way of excersicing power, they have put 2 innocent souls 6ft under for a stupid reason, they later mover out with the slogan "police is your friend" this news decrease the way people respect and adore the police
The Nigerian police need better training and orientation ,if not this sad news might be heard of once again