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Monday, 29 May 2017

Photos: Several students allegedly shot by soldiers during protest over N13m Cross River@50 largesse

Several students of the University of Calabar and one student of the Cross River University of Science and Technology, CRUTECH, were yesterday allegedly shot by soldiers in Calabar during a protest over the 13 million Naira largess released by Governor Ayade for mobilization of students and youths for the Cross River @50 events.



According to CrossRiverWatch, trouble started after the students accused the state Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Mr. Asu Okang, who the money was given to of holding back the money and refusing to disburse it for the various unions after they had brought their members.

It was also gathered that a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio who was a guest at one of the events, also announced a donation of 5 million Naira to the students of UNICAL, his alma mata where he was once a former SUG Senate President. While the Commissioner is yet to clarify his role in the fiasco, the students however accuse him of ordering soldiers to fire live rounds at the protesters. One of the student leaders who spoke under anonymity said the students suspected that the Youths Commissioner wanted to abscond with the money.
“He called us and announced to us that each union will get one million while others will get 500k. He just announced but did not give us the cash and after the event, comrades became uneasy and we decided to protest and barricade the road at Transcorp hotel.

“It was in the course of our protest that the soldiers shot live bullets and wounded three persons under the directive of the Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Asu Okang.”

The SUG President of UNICAL, Anthony Afufu who confirmed that three students were shot, said he could not say for sure whether it was the Commissioner that ordered the shooting.

“Yes, soldiers shot three students during our protest at Transcorp junction. Two from my school and one from CRUTECH. They are all receiving treatment now at UCTH. I am even here with one of them at the moment.” He said.
Below are pictures of the wounded students and from the protest...

13 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Bhet why? Gunshots? What happened to Teargas?


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Amos Mohammed said...

Soldiers shot students ke! Ok oh!!

daniel ubong said...

U can imagine Nigeria Army.

prince said...

WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR PEOPLE IN POSITION OF AUTHORITY, THE COMMISSIONER SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THE STUDENTS REPS THEIR MONEY RATHER THAN CREATING THIS MESS

Bishop Ebube said...

Haba killing our children and still lying on top of it. Chai God where are You?

Vivian Reginalds said...

nawa
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The Media said...

Anybody wey kill Nigeria Student, fire bun dem (IDIRIS ABDULKAREEM)


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Papa Adindu said...

Useless country..imajine

concrete jungle said...

This is what comes to. Fucking savages in uniform committing atrocities

Abdullahi Mohammed said...

Don't soldiers understand that the two most dangerous people to cross are students and the press it won't go away the next songs on the streets of calabar now will be " How many students soldiers go kill o how many students go kill hey una go kill us tire una go kill us tire hey hey hey una go kill us tire how many students soldiers go kill " then things will get out of hand I implore both sides to exercise caution we've got enough problems without adding this to it pls pls pls.

Anonymous said...

Wahalahi police get sense pass army.

Scontituz said...

Most of these soldiers are frustrated uneducated low ranking officers. I bet you none of them is a graduate either from NDA or any other higher institution so what do you expect.

Anonymous said...

You are correct. Uneducated,wicked tyrants.

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