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NIGERIA: UNIOSUN STUDENTS AND LECTURERS ALLEGEDLY BRUTALLY BEATEN BY AIR FORCE MEN


A female student pictured severely beaten by the Air force men

Source: Punchng- Some officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety in Ipetu Ijesa, Osun State, on Tuesday invaded the campus of the Osun State University, beating students and workers.

Our correspondent gathered that the officers, who came to the campus in armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, were also armed with guns, cutlasses, daggers and clubs.

Although the cause of their invasion is not yet known, some residents told our correspondent on the telephone that the Air Force men came to arrest some students, who they claimed were involved in internet fraud, also known as Yahoo.

No fewer than 11 students were injured in the attack, while two workers were also reportedly injured as the military men reportedly used gun butts, cutlasses and sticks freely on anyone they came across.

The Dean, Student Affairs of UNIOSUN, Dr. Adebimpe Adigun, when contacted, said the situation was “bloody.”

She said, “Six of our students are on bed in the hospital now, five are being treated on the bench now. Two members of staff were also wounded by these military men.

“They did not fire a single shot, but they beat students and injured them. They also beat staff (members) and everybody.

“They threatened to shoot me if I moved close to them. I knelt down and begged them, but they did not listen.

“I called their commandant on the telephone to help talk to his boys. I think he did. because they have left our campus now.

“But we are yet to see some of our students who ran inside the bush to escape the attack.”

Efforts to speak with the Commandant of the Air Force, Air Commodore Jolasinmi, proved abortive, as his telephone indicated that it was out of coverage area.

Picture showing an injured man

University of Osun

My opinion: It is not surprising that these cowards that allegedly brutalised the innocent and harmless students and lecturers have not been able to eliminate Gboko Haram that has been terrorising people as they are scared of them.

Pointless officers who are supposed to serve and protect their fellow citizens they are the ones terrorising them, what a bunch of cowards.