Report reaching us said a peaceful protest organized by Nigerian Students in Delta State over the continuous Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike turned out to be bloody as police were alleged to have fired both tear gas and gunshots at students to prevent them from protesting.
Consequently many of the students were alleged to have received various degree of injuries.
Presently, a 300L DELSU student who was allegedly seriously injured is receiving treatment in an hospital.
Our reporter gathered that three of the students who were critically injured as a result of the police action are admitted in different hospitals within the state.
Narrating his a experience, a students wrote and we quote:
In the course of the police shooting sporadically and firing canisters of tear gas, many students and even journalists sustained various degree of injuries with three students critically injured. They are presently receiving treatment at St. Joseph Hospital Asaba,” the student reported.
The students who alleged that the State Government did not show any interest about the plight, however appealed to the Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Abubakar to investigate the issues for them to get Justice.
The surprise is: why would a trained policeman shoot at students in a peaceful protest??