WE are inform that the Students of Nigeria Polytechnics and College of Education, yesterday, continue their protest to air their grievances over the failure of the federal government to meet the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), which had led to closure of the institutions nationwide.
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We were reliably informed that the Nigerian policemen stood guard at Yaba in Lagos State, Nigeria, as students of Nigerian Polytechnics across Nigeria continued their peaceful protest.
The students commenced the protesting by slaughtering their cow that was seized by the policemen yesterday during an unprovoked attack and molestation at the Adekunle bus stop by members of the Nigerian police.
The Polytechnic students say eating on the ASUP/COEASU branded cow was their own way of marking May 29, Nigeria’s ruling party’s self-appointed “Democracy Day”. Apart from disrupting their protest yesterday, the students said one of them was shot on the arm. And they forgot to celebrate as ASUP Strike clock one Year? Perhaps that will be celebrated differently?
As the students continue their protest, about 12 police vans were seen watching on the recalcitrant students near WAEC bus stop alone while other vans marked Rapid Response Squad vans were stationed at other junctions in the vicinity.
If you can recalled, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Colleges of Education and Academic Staff Union, COEASU, have been on eight-month and six-month strike respectively.
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