Police Disperse Protesting Students

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As the protest over hike in school fees at the university entered day three, Police authorities decided to disperse the students over their continued demonstration, which halted socio-economic activities in Akure, the state’s capital.

This time, the protesting students and some parents, who joined the demonstration clashed with Police, who dispersed them with teargas.

The State Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju, said the measure became necessary, following a breakdown of socio-economic activities in the state capital.

Some of the students alleged that Police opened fire on them when the demonstration got to the Governor’s office at Alagbaka area of Akure.

The students are protesting over hike in their school fees from about 25 Naira to 200,000 Naira.

About 46 protesting students and parents were arrested by the Police, with government insisting that the protest has been hijacked by politicians.

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