Students barricade Lagos-Abeokuta road as gunmen allegedly abduct two in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Students barricade Lagos-Abeokuta road as gunmen allegedly abduct two in Ogun

By Peter Adedoyin

Vehicular activities on Abeokuta- Sango-Lagos expressway were on Wednesday morning disrupted  following a protest by students of D.S. Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State, over alleged abduction of two of them by suspected gunmen.

It was gathered that some unknown gunmen attacked a hostel of the students around 1am at Afowowa, Itori and made away with laptops and some other valuables belongings to the students.

The students said they were angry because the police allegedly refused to respond to distress calls, saying the attack lasted for almost four hours, unhindered.

They said, “the gunmen attacked a hostel at Afowowa and operated for almost four hours. They made away with laptops and other belongings of our colleagues. We called the police but there was no response. Later, the police said their vehicle was not in good condition.

“When they finally arrived, they said the students should lead in facing the gunmen. One of the students was shot in the leg and others were badly injured. That is why we took to the street to protest,” one of the protesting students said.

The students, who had earlier marched to the police station, barricaded the main road linking Abeokuta with Sango-Ota and Lagos.

Commuters on the road said they have been held in traffic for hours as the students refused to drop their agitation that the kidnapped students be rescued.

It was gathered that some police vans were stoned during the protest.

When cntacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was aware of the protest, but said, he had not been fully briefed about cause of the demonstration.

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