Police Disperse Protesting Students With Tear Gas

Police Disperse Protesting Students With Tear Gas

Police officers on Monday dispersed protesting students of the College of Education Ilorin, Kwara State with tear gas. The students were protesting over the non-payment of their lecturers’ salaries, a situation which had denied them the opportunity of commencing their semester examination. Trouble started on Monday morning when the students converged on their lecture halls for their examinations only for them to meet the classroom empty as the lecturers had opted to boycott the examination.

The aggrieved students then forcefully opened the main gate of the school and started a protest to the Government House in Ilorin, the state capital. The protest was, however, cut short along unity road, some meters away from government house as policemen dispersed them with tear gas forcing the students and passersby to scamper for safety.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ayaji Okasanmi, told Channels Television that the students were dispersed because they ‘became uncontrollable and damaged some properties’.

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