Federal Polytechnic Auchi Shutdown Following Students Violent Protest Against The Management Denying Them Access To Write Exams Because Of Non-Payment Of School Fees
The protest started when three students were allegedly shot dead by security officers. They were all protesting against the management for denying them access to write exams because of non-payment of school fees. In the process of the protest, three of them were shot while some were badly injured.
Others reacted by going on a rampage – destroying school properties, setting tyres and cars ablaze, blocking the school gates and roads. The police have also reportedly invaded the current Lt rowdy premises of the institution, spraying tear gas in the air to disperse the rioting students. The situation is seriously getting out of hand and concerned students are appealing to the government to quickly caution the Security Officers present at the scene of the riot, inorder to prevent further loss of life.
When contacted, the the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mustapher Oshiobugie, said the situation has been brought under control and that no student sustained injury.
He equally stated that the management is deliberating on the situation and that the institution has been shut down till further notice.