ROBBERY: FUNAAB shut, after students’ violent protests

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has announced the closure of the institution for seven days, after students of the university protesting incessant armed robbers’ attacks on their hostel, went on rampage in Abeokuta

The university in a release issued after the violent protests, declared a seven-day mid-semester break for the second semester, 2015/2016 academic session with effect from Thursday, August 18.

The protests which initially was peaceful, later turned violent, after the students were joined by suspected hoodlums.

The students, numbering hundreds, who were protesting the armed robbery attacks on their hostels, located outside the university campus, went on rampage, setting several vehicles ablaze, and vandalised others.

The students, who also barricaded the Abeokuta-Ibadan road and the road leading to their campus, vandalized the premises of divine height bible church, set the Osiele police post on fire, and attacked everything in sight.

Spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi,dismissed report that some students were killed.

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