Two Students Of Olabisi Onabanjo University Killed As Police Shoot To Halt Protest

Policemen at the university today
A student allegedly shot and killed by the Nigerian police today
By SaharaReporters, New York

Two students are reported to have been killed this morning at the Olabisi Onabanjo University [OOU] in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, as policemen confronted with violence students involved in a peaceful protest.

A source in the institution said the premises have turned riotous with students and staff of the institution dashing into nearby bushes for safety.

A student union executive who spoke to SaharaReporters on the phone he was hiding in a bush. Eyewitness accounts say the police arrived at the entrance of the campus in armored tanks and began shooting sporadically into the air. It is not yet clear whether the two students killed were deliberately aimed at or killed by stray bullets.

Saharareporters gathered that the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, ordered the policemen to the campus upon learning that they had started a protest against some harsh policies of the school management.

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What Was the Cause Of the

What Was the Cause Of the Problem.

it has become norms of

it has become norms of nigeria student to embark on protest whenever school authority introduce new policy. I think govt should find solution to all these ignoramous protest coz its affecting the students who wants to learn.

We are all suffering, Its high time to unit ourselves

Whether you are Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa etc, Christian, Muslim or Traditional believers, its time to look for the way forward and maneuver out of the current evil bedeviling the country. Oh! God, please..... come to our stake, save us from this ruthless and barbaric leaders, who are vampires that enjoys soaking human blood, they draw fun by witnessing the killing and pouring havoc on innocent citizens. Surely, our country is in the wrong hand, by virtue of the unrest and terrible experience we find ourselves. Both Muslim and Christians should please unit them selves and pray. Only God can save us....... May all the innocent lives rest in peace. amen

Angry Parent

According to "Ogun State Police Says No Students Killed At OOU Abeokuta Posted: May 20, 2013 - 16:50" by SaharaReport, no students were killed. So you can all go back to what you are there to do, which is study!

@Anonymous (not verified) on May 20, 2013 - 15:10

You say that "Student union should shutdown the school." This is a demonstration of irresponsibility that boils me up. What about those who simply want to learn and cannot afford to be students for ever? If there is a problem with law enforcement, the students union should take the police to court. There should never be a reason to shutdown a school.

Angry Parent

Hash policies of School Management! Does this not merit some elaboration, considering the fact that some young men have paid with their lives? Nigerian Universities have turned into hot beds of menacing protests, strikes and violent occultism. I am surprised that this could happen in a private University as they generally tend to exercise more control on what goes on. They have already destroyed most of the state owned Universities. with these goings on.

Time and time again, you see courses meant to take 4 years from start to completion taking 6 or more years because of disruptions of one kind or the other. Our young ones must learn that they are there to study. Their association with each other is meant to be productive and beneficial to the society. Instead, they form these crazy gangs that are inimical to the society at large. Parents must be more active in the selection of institutions of higher learning for their kids. Otherwise we will continue to produce uncultured graduates.



That... that looks like a hole made by a 'buckshot' cartridge. Used against students...? Na wa o, how about rubber bullets and/or tear-gas, as obtains in the rest of the world...?

Come on now, when will this killing of protesting students stop in our country...? If this is actually confirmed to be handiwork of the Nigerian Police Force, then I make bold to say that the commanding officer and his or her subordinates responsible for this heinous crime should be put before the Nigerian public to answer for their actions.

My deepest condolences to the bereaved.


As much as I know that when protest happen in OOU, student always get killed or wounded, however the picture of that dead students does not neither look like from inside the premises of the P.S or Mini Campus, nor does it look like it's anywhere near ago-iwoye premises that i schooled for 7 years (that years is strike inclusive.Let your reporter furnish us with the street name of where the decease lies. This does not mean I am supportive of the use of strike, we just wanna be sure you guys are not misinforming the public. Thank you

we must learn to be civilised

has someone gone insane here?, is life so cheap to be wasted?. Must you shoot with real life bullet when students are protesting?. can't you use rubber bullet or water to disperse them? etc etc, too many questions to ask.No matter what, the police should respect the sanctity of life , you cannot produce a single strand of hair on the head. WHY SHOULD YOU THEN TAKE LIFE. we will answer to God on the last day. May the soul of the departed rest in peace and may God console their families.


The last time these brutes shot at students in the north nothing happened so they have the impetus to keep killing protesting students as the corrupt politicians look on like carved oracles.
The habit of using live ammunition on defenceless and unarmed students has become quite normal and the corrupt legislators have their wards in overseas schools so they are not bothered about the predicament of parents who suffer the deaths of their children,may God inflict sever punishment on those who killed these students and same for the corrupt politicians who fail to represent the interest of the electorate who voted them in.

very good

State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, ordered the policemen to the campus upon learning that they had started a protest against some harsh policies of the school management.

Very good they want ACN now they got lion so they are again requesting for APC they get demon buhari


Why all these happening all the time. Must police stop protest with gun? What happen to tear gas, rub bullet etc. This is very bad for our present government. Too Bad my people. Student union should shutdown the school. This is madness and on becoming of our security agencies whom are meant to protect lives and properties. MAY THIER SOULS REST IN PEACE.