Students riot in Edo state over incessant strike action (photos)

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Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo state, have staged a massive protest against the management of the institution.

Students riot in Edo state over incessant strike action (photos)

Edo state in turmoil as students riot over strike action.

Reports obtained by NAIJ.com have it that the students are enraged by the unending industrial action by the management’s staff.

According to insiders, the students are most livid because those who are ready to graduate have been made to wait in the school since their lecturers no longer come around.

Students riot in Edo state over incessant strike action (photos)

Federal Polytechnic students riot over unending school strike.

Lecturers have not been paid and students are protesting because it’s time for resumption and graduates that are supposed to go for service are being delayed as a result of the strike,” a source within the school premises said.

Students riot in Edo state over incessant strike action (photos)

Students gather to protest about the unending strike they have been enduring.

It was also gathered that the students have blocked the road leading to Abuja on the expressway and have barricaded adjoining roads to the school’s entrance as well.

Students riot in Edo state over incessant strike action (photos)

Auchi polytechnic students break the silence as they riot on incessant strike action.

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Students riot in Edo state over incessant strike action (photos)

Students have put on the Aluta spirit as they no longer want to stay home.

As at the time of filing this report, NAIJ.com sources on ground in the school told our correspondent that the students are not likely to leave the entrance to the school anytime soon.

Auchi Poly students riot over incessant strike action (photos)

Police officers on standby as Auchi poly students protest.

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NAIJ.com will keep monitoring the incident and file updates as soon as they come in. Updates from the protest have it that the students are still going about their agitations in a peaceful manner and no casualty has been recorded so far.

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