FUOYE killing : NANS relocates to Ado-Ekiti to demand justice ….. Police warn against unlawful assembly
The administrative machinery of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) is set to relocate to Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital over the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
NANS National Secretary, Comrade Yusuf Farouk said the relocation is due to the need to ensure that justice is served on the killers of the two students.
Recall that Students of FUOYE had last Tuesday staged a violent protest in Oye Ekiti over incessant power outage in the host community.
This lead to attack on Erelu Fayemi while on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women in the local government.
The students were said to have engaged the security operatives attached to the First Lady in a clash
Two students were killed and several others injured and over a dozen of vehicles vandalised by the rampaging students.
According to a statement signed and issued by its National Secretary, Comrade Yusuf Farouk, the students’ body called on all affiliate unions, elected and active members of the organization in Kogi, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun to mobilise in solidarity with FUOYE students. The statement noted that the students’ body National Secretariat would be relocated to Ado-Ekiti on Sunday with a meeting fixed for FUOYE SUG executives and NANS/ JCC Ekiti leadership and stakeholders.
The two days showdown will end with a World Press Conference and preceded by mother of all procession to the Government House on Tuesday.
But the Ekiti State Police Command says it will stop any attempt by the students to cause unnecessary crisis in the state through protest under any guise.
The command warned students to shun unlawful assembly that can worsen the insecurity situation in the state..
According to a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Caleb Ikechukwu, the police said it has discovered through intelligence gathering that a group under the auspices of ‘ex-graduates’ , who are not currently students of any higher Institutions are presently moving into the state with the sole aim of fomenting and precipitating trouble over the FUOYE crisis.