Army Arrest Student Activist In Ogun

Army Arrest Student Activist In Ogun
  • PublishedOctober 29, 2021

Sodiq Ridwan, the Students Union President of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State and other students have been arrested by the troops of the Nigerian Army.

Ridwan was arrested on Thursday for intervening in a matter involving protesting students.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that Ridwan and scores of his colleagues were taken into custody by soldiers attached to Ilese Barracks.

A student revealed that the students were moving in different cars when Army personnel stopped them around Conoil Filling Station.

He said, “They stopped students’ cars, ordered them to step out and were checking their phones. As they stopped more cars, the situation got tense.

“Expectedly, students called the SUP on the phone. Ridwan rushed to the scene but was arrested. Many other students were taken too.”

Another source further revealed that the students got unruly as they moved in a convoy in continuation of final year examination.

Speaking with Journalists on telephone, TASUED Vice Chancellor, Professor Wole Banjo appealed to students to stay calm. “I assure you that we are working to ensure the peaceful resolution of the matter”, the VC said.

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