Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Photos: Two FUOYE students, one policeman die during protest over poor power supply

Two students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE), have been feared shot dead by the police during a peaceful protest over poor power supply in the community.

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.

Today’s protest is coming after a similar action four months ago. The angry students carried placards with inscriptions such as “Say No to NEPAPHOBIA”; “We need light” chanting “we need light” 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 Franchis, a 300-level student of Accounting department and President of the Faculty of Management Sciences also lamented the poor power supply.

Former Vice-Chairman National Association of Nigerian Students, Ekiti State, Comrade Taiwo while addressing the students declared the protest opened, threatening it will be sustained until government addressed the situation.

Speaking at the school gate while addressing the students, The President of the Students Union Government, Oluwaseun Awodola, lamented poor power supply that has led to the insecurity of the students.


  1. Who are we to blame?

  2. How can you shoot a student during a peaceful protest..this country sha

  3. so provoking, do they know the relative importance of electricity both to students and the school at large?, and when a protest happens, students die.

  4. Enter your comment...why will they shoot a student during a peaceful protest, haaaaaaaĆ aaaa God what is going on in this country should say some of our police men are bunch of illiterate.

  5. Buhari era is a threat to nigeria citizens, he who claimed to eradicate corruption and crime is the mastermind, its better to go to south Africa and die there, than staying in this country, Nigeria police have killed more youth than south Africa,are we really save, @the end time.

  6. so sad our police are so insensitive they react to minor situation as though it is a big deal and vice versa. people,association or student comes out to stage a peaceful protest the next thing they receive is assaults and backlases from the police... this is bad so bad

  7. Enter your comment...anyway we are in the revelation chapter 6verse 4 may the Lord save us ooo amen