UNILAG Protest: Police Arrest NANS National Leaders

UNILAG Protest: Police Arrest NANS National Leaders
  • PublishedSeptember 6, 2023
  • Sodiq Lawal

The operatives of the police in Lagos have arrested some national leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS.

OSUN DEFENDER reports that the NANS leaders arrested by the police are NANS National PRO, Giwa Temitope, Femi Adeyeye and other student leaders who are yet to be identified.

Giwa Temitope, NANS Gen. Sec.

It was gathered that the student leaders were were on Wednesday, arrested at the University of Lagos Junction while protesting a fee hike at the institution.

They were arrested by policemen and put in a police van stationed in the area.

“They mobilised policemen from many stations,” Adeyeye said in a distress message sent to our correspondent, sharing another video of himself and Philip in the van.

Another protester, Bayo, told our correspondent that policemen fired tear gas at them and many students that had gathered, dispersed.

A placard

“Many students have fled the scene. I’m hiding somewhere. Femi and Philip are inside the Black Maria. They have not moved them to anywhere,” Bayo said.

A video shared with our correspondent showed some of the protesters carrying placards as they ran from the tear gas said to have been fired by the police.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has not responded to calls and text messages sent by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

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