After series of confrontations between the students of TASUED and the unidentified gunmen as well as the arrest of TASUED SUG PRESIDENT, The Students Union has declare a lecture free Day as stated in their press release
SPECIAL RELEASE FROM THE STUDENTS’ UNION OF TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
Few hours ago, uniformed men of Nigerian Military invaded the students community of our dear University and melted absolute injustice, extortion and assaults on peace-loving students.
TASUEDITES who are going by their legitimate and calm businesses were cornered at CONOIL Filling Station, the Express Road that leads to the University second gate. They were arrested and assaulted for no reason. To make things worst, the soldiers asked students to bail themselves up with N50, 000 and those who could not do that were detained and taken away (most likely to the barrack).
As responsible and responsive students’ union officers, upon hearing the ugly development, we swung into action and make frantic efforts to mediate and rescue students from this injustice and assault cum fraudulent exploitation. This calm and ideal effort by the students’ union was met with strong resistance by the military men, who, assaulted and abducted the Students’ Union President.
The Senate President was also severely injured and many comrades were beaten, whipped and abducted by the military men.
The Students’ Union abhor this act in its totality, very displeased and frown at the reaction of the custodian of the university to the matter when contacted.
As at the time of making this statement, the President of the Union is still in the custody of the military men.
*Very assertively, the Students’ Union has declared lecture and exam free day tomorrow, Friday, October 29, 2021 to press home this unjust exploitation and assault.* This is a total embarrassment and threat on our university community as a whole, and we will not let it go unchecked.
*All students are to converge at CONOIL Filling Station tomorrow by 7am for a massive solidarity action.* All further directions are to be given by the leadership of the Union, the Senate President or Chief Justice as the case may be.
Essentially, despite sporadic shootings at the peaceful students at the express and within the University communities there was no gunshot injuries while we have video proofs of live ammunitions of the scenes. However, scores of students were brutalized and injured, including the Senate President. Meanwhile, the President is still in custody at the Ilese Barracks with other students. And we shall together make effort to release those still in the custody of this disgraceful and embarrassing men of Nigerian Army.
Dist. Sen. Moradeyo Ifedayo Johnson (JIMCRUZ)
Senate President of the Students’ Union
Jus. Ayobami Kareem
Chief Judge of the Students’ Union
For the Students’ Union
October 28, 2021
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