Protesters Storm UI Gate, Soldiers Deployed To Scene

Mary Ugwuanyi

Protesters converged at the gate of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday morning to express their disaffection over the present economic challenges in the country.

Members of the community barricaded the varsity’s gate, thereby causing traffic jam and putting a stop to other activities.

According to a student who chose to be anonymous, soldiers and Operation Burst officers had been deployed to the scene, at the time of filing this report, Punch reports.

However, the institution’s Communication Officer, Mrs Adejoke Akinpelu, said the protesters had been dispersed by the security personnel.

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She said, “The U.I Chief Security Officer told me that it was some miscreants in the community who gathered themselves together at the gate this morning, causing problems. Our students are sitting for their exams so they are not part of them. I was also told the security personnel who came have dispersed them.”

Nigeria has been battling naira and fuel scarcity in the past weeks.

Recall that there was vandilisation of public and private properties in Ibadan by angry residents who couldn’t withdraw money from banks nor buy fuel due to the ongoing scarcity.

Source: Punch

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