UNIOSUN main campus shut over attacks


According to reports, members of staff and students of the Osun State University , College of Education, in Ipetu Ijesa , were on Tuesday injured by suspected officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety located in the town as they invaded the campus .

Although the reason for the invasion was not known as not been found out .

The Dean , Student Affairs of UNIOSUN , Dr Adebimpe Adigun, said the attack on the campus was bloody.

Adigun added that she went close to the rampaging military men , who she said were many, but they warned her not to come closer or she would be shot .
She said , “ They (air force men ) came to our campus . They beat up members of staff and students . There are some students , who we have not seen up till now .
“Six of our students have been admitted to a hospital ; five were treated for injuries. Two members of staff were also wounded by the military men.

“ They did not fire a single shot , but they beat up students and injured them . They also beat up our workers . 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 that because they have left our campus now.

“ But we have yet to see some of our students , who ran inside the bush to escape the attack . ”
Abanikanda later told our correspondent that the rampaging military officers came back and continued with the attack on the university.

The Commandant of the Air Force Institute , Air Commodore Ayo Jolasinmi, has said the matter is investigated

The closure was announced in a statement signed on behalf of the Acting Registrar by A. A. Adeosun .

The statement noted that the closure would take effect on Tuesday , while students were expected back on the campus on May 31 .

The statement read , “ The Vice Chancellor has approved that all students of Ipetu Ijesa campus of the Osun State University should proceed on one week break from today , Tuesday , May 23 , 2017 .

“ The break is necessitated by the invasion of the campus and the brutalisation of our staff and students by the men of the Nigerian Air Force Safety Institute , Ipetu Ijesa .

“ Students are expected back on the campus on Wednesday , May 31 , 2017

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