BREAKING: MANY INJURED AS ARMY ATTACK STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA PROTESTING HIKE IN TUITION FEE, OTHERS (VIDEO)
Men of the Nigerian Army have disrupted the peaceful protest staged by students of the University of Abuja over hike in tuition fee and other issues as they fired tear gas at them.
In videos that surfaced online, the students were seen scampering for safety as the operatives fired tear gas at them and used batons to pummel others.
Eons Intelligence earlier reported that the students in the early hours of Monday 1st February blocked the main campus gate at Kilometre 23, Airport-Giri Road, FCT over their alleged unmet 4/4 demand by the institution's regulatory authorities.
The students also took to social media using the hashtag #EndUniabujaOppression to intensify their protest, asking the institution to attend to their demands which are:
Reopening and Extension of School fees payment portal till the end ot the session
No Late Registration fee including Add and Drop
Review & Reduction of School fees ahead of next session
Postponement of First Semester Examination to 8th of March 2021.
In several occasions, the Nigerian Army has come under massive backslash for excessive use of power and violation of human rights by Nigerians and international groups.
Amnesty International had accused the Army of widespread unlawful detention and torture, claiming that the act has aggravated the suffering of a generation of children and tens of thousands of people in north-east Nigeria.
In allegations strongly denied by the Nigerian army, the international group claimed that at least 10,000 victims – many of them children – have died in military detention, among the many thousands more arrested during a decade-long conflict with jihadist groups.
Amnesty International had also accused soldiers of raping female internally displaced persons (IDPs) in exchange for food and killing hundreds in detention.
An unconfirmed number of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters were also killed by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.