ASUU Strike: Gunshots As Soldiers Disperse Protesting Ondo Students

Protest by students in Ondo state against the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities has met resistance from men of the Nigerian Army.

According to Punch, soldiers allegedly stormed the scene where students were protesting in Akure, Ondo State on Tuesday before shooting sporadically.

The students had gone out for a second-day protest in the state over the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Videos obtained by Punch showed soldiers marching in their numbers with their guns, alongside a van being driven after them. Sporadic gunshots were heard as they moved while some of the students ran in panic.

The students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, in Akure, had, alongside, counterparts from neighboring states, barricaded major highways, including the Benin-Ore Express road while they protested.

Sources told Punch that as of yesterday, the police and soldiers came to the protest scene, but today, they had come with violence as they started to disperse the students and disrupt other things.

“What happened in Lekki is happening again in Ondo!” One of the protesters had screamed in another video which showed that the instruments of the protests being used by the students had been scattered.

“They’re killing us,” another person said.

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