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Osun State University (Uniosun) shuts down over protest by students

The management of Osun State University (Uniosun) yesterday ordered
students of the institution to proceed on mid semester break with
immediate effect.

According to reports the sudden break may be connected with students’
protest over the death of a student who allegedly died as a result of
negligence from the Hospital Management.

A press release by the Police Public Relations Officer, Folashade Odoro
stated that the students mobilized to protest the death of the student
which generated shootings.

The management of the hospital told newsmen that the deceased was
advised to be admitted on Sunday when she came for treatment but
declined, he noted that she was rushed in a critical situation and
efforts to resuscitate her proved abortive.

Meanwhile, the indigenous association of students, Osogbo National
Students Union (ONSU) has demanded the probe of the policemen arrested
over the shooting of the two students, lamenting that the incident
disturbed the peace of the community.

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The President and Public Relations Officer of ONSU, Adeyemi Idris and
Obarayese Sikiru, stressed that the police was supposed to protect and
not endanger the lives of the citizens

He added that Osogbo people are known for peace and security agents
should assist in maintaining it. He commended the state government and
the police force top hierarchy for calming the tension which almost led
to chaos.


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