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ARMY ARREST FOUR DURING FEE HIKE PROTEST IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

todayMay 13, 2024 10

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Officers of the Nigerian Army have reportedly arrested and detained four individuals amid a protest against fee hikes at the University of Ibadan.

Report says that the detained protesters, identified as Aduwo Ayodele, Made Gbadegesin, Olorunfemi Adeyeye, and Nice Linus, were apprehended and bundled into an Army van during a demonstration earlier today.

In a circulating video made by the National Secretary of the African Action Congress, Adeyeye, a man in military uniform was seen clinging to the vehicle as it speeds towards the Agodi area of Ibadan.

In a distress message sent to news correspondent, Adeyeye said, “UI security officers swooped on us as I joined UI students to raise placards. They dragged us, beat us, and then called soldiers from Operation Burst.”

A student, requesting anonymity for fear of victimisation, disclosed that the arrests occurred concurrently with a swearing-in ceremony for the new Students’ Union executives, with protesters voicing their dissent against the fee hike.

All efforts made to reach the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Brig. General Onyema Nwachukwu and the UI Dean of Students Affairs, Prof Adekeye Abiona, were futile at press time.

Written by: Almond News

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