Students of the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State on Tuesday protested attacks on their off-campus hostels by armed men suspected to be robbers and cultists.
The students stormed the campus on Tuesday morning, displaying placards with various inscriptions.
Some of the students told DAILY POST that no fewer than two students have been killed in the last few days.
According to the students, who pleaded anonymity for security reasons, “the armed men usually invade students’ hostels at night to dispossess them of their phones, money” and other belongings.
“They raped some girls and even beat them on Sunday. We can no longer sleep with eyes closed. These criminals will come to take our belongings and even force themselves on girls. It is getting too much. This must not continue,” they chanted.
In images shared on the social media, a body of a murdered student was seen on the floor while four others with injuries were being attended to in a place that looks like a hospital.
At the moment, students are returning to their families until the situation is addressed.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed to our correspondent that “the Area Commander is on ground there”.
Asked to speak further about the agitations of the students, the PPRO said she would get the details and revert.
Efforts to reach the Acting Registrar of the polytechnic proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.