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FUOYE Crisis: Ekiti elders task police on professionalism

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado Ekiti
15 September 2019   |   4:03 am
The Ekiti Council of Elders has expressed sorrow over the killing of two undergraduates of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) during a protest on Tuesday.

The Ekiti Council of Elders has expressed sorrow over the killing of two undergraduates of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) during a protest on Tuesday.

The council appealed to the police to be more professional while discharging their duties and handling sensitive crisis situation so as to avert bloodshed.

Two FUOYE’s students were shot during a violent protest in Oye Ekiti, where the convoy of the governor’s wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, was attacked.

In a statement signed by the council’s chairman, Prof. Joseph Oluwasanmi in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, the elders commiserated with the state government and families of the deceased.

“The council is grateful to God for sparing the life of the First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, officials and journalists on her entourage during the crisis.

“We call on the students and youths generally to eschew violence in all ramifications in expressing their grievances.

“Also, there was need for the Nigerian Police to be more professional in handling issues of this nature,” the council stated.

In view of the open politicisation of the crisis, the council strongly warned politicians against exploiting situations that are mournful and detrimental to the wellbeing of the populace.

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