Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Thursday, protested continuous closure of the school, while barricading roads from General area (LAUTECH Teaching Hospital) to Taki roundabout. The students had trooped out as early as 9.00 a.m to press home their demands, singing solidarity songs during the protest.
According to eye witnesses, the protest disrupted vehicular movement before they eventually barricaded major roads in the town.
However, when they got to Taki roundabout, attempt by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to remove the barricades was vehemently protested by the students.
Meanwhile, Officers of the Nigeria Police later brokered peace, guided the protesting students to have a peaceful protest till it lasted.Th Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed that the protest was non-violent.