LASU students engage in peaceful protest over soldiers’ maltreatment

LASU students engage in peaceful protest over soldiers’ maltreatment

Elsie Udoh

Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) have engaged in a peaceful protest following the maltreatment meted out to their colleagues by soldiers on election day.

While the cause of the protest, which was carried out on Monday, has not been stated by the university, BlackBox Nigeria gathered from some students of the university that soldiers who were on the premises during the election had physically assaulted students including the Student’s Union ex-President, Adeoye Moses Adelakun while the school’s marshalls were on ground.

Following this, the student engaged in a protest, shutting both gates of the institution as well as restricting pedestrian and vehicular movement, demanding that the Chief Security Officer be replaced as he was not doing a great job of protecting the students of the university.

At the time of this report, LASU is yet to release an official statement about the protest but speculations from one of the university’s news outlets dedicated to the students’ welfare, LASU Conscience, is that the protest ended peacefully with the CSO replaced with a new CSO, Mr Oluwole Ojo RTD CSP who can better protect the students.

Recall that LASU was allegedly said to have prevented eligible voters from entering the university premises to vote on election day. However, the university management debunked the claims in a statement, saying that the election was conducted in a free and fair manner.


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