Soldiers fire live ammunition, disperse students protesting ASUU strike [Videos]

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Students from multiple universities in Ondo State have been dispersed by military soldiers protesting the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) long-running strike.

On Tuesday, soldiers allegedly opened fire to chase the students away from the Ilesha/Akure roadway.

Students from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, and Olusegun Agagu University of Technology, Okitipupa, OAUSTECH, have been blocking the expressway since Monday, causing traffic congestion.

The students had gathered at the FUTA North Gate and Roadblock to express their displeasure with the federal government’s handling of the ASUU situation.

It was learned that the soldiers who did not belong to the army

It was gathered that the soldiers who were not from the 32 Artillery Brigade in the state were on transit when they were barred from passing through the highway at the Roadblock axis of the road by the protesting students.

According to some of the students who scampered for safety, the soldiers who were coming from the Ilesha end of the road descended on the students and destroyed their belongings.

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Published on: May 17, 2022. at: 15:29
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