Students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti FUOYE have allegedly attacked a convoy conveying the first lady of Ekiti State Erelu Bisi Fayemi on her return from visiting some local governments in the State.
Mrs Fayemi’s convoy was reportedly smuggled and rescued from the scene of the incidence while some members of her entourage sustained severe injuries.
According to reports, she was barricaded on the Oye-Ikole-Abuja highway by the yet-to-be-identified students in order to protest the poor power supply in the town.
The students then engaged in a violent clash with the security operatives of the first lady, leaving some of the convoy’s vehicles including that of the security operatives razed down the cars and two pump rifles seized.
BREAKING: 2 protesting students of Federal University, Oye (FUOYE) are feared dead while one policeman has been injured, with another one said to be missing. Eye witnesses said the protesting students were shot by security men in the convoy of Governor @kFayemi's wife. pic.twitter.com/Zri72jjXH4— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) September 10, 2019
Reacting to the incidence, Ekiti State Command Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the attack on Bisi Fayemi’s convoy, explaining how the students protested in the morning and prevented free movement of vehicles. He then issued out a warning of the force’s intolerance to hooliganism under any guise.
“The students did not allow vehicles to move freely and they vandalized the property of Benin Electricity Distribution Company. When police went there to dialogue with them, they resisted them. And the wife of the governor who went on local government tour ran into the barricade mounted on the road.
The students were reported to have been violent destroying cars and smashed the windscreens of vehicles. We want to warn that the command won’t tolerate hooliganism under any guise. We want to assure the public that the police are on top of the situation and our people must go about their normal businesses”, he reportedly explained.