Two students of Caleb University, Imota in Ikorodu, Lagos state, who were among many others protesting some new set of rules in the school have been reportedly shot by men of the police force engaged to bring peace in the school.
Reports say the students were protesting, in particular, a section of the school rules which prohibited any student, especially male and female students, from being outside their hostels after 7pm, when some of the policemen shot at them, with others sustaining injuries.
The students took to protest after two final year students allegedly flouted the University’s new rule.
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According to claims by the students on social media, the rules stipulated that, “Being found with the opposite sex after 7pm and before 8am is an offence.”
It said, “The students (Suspended students) who are the co-presidents of the College of social and management Sciences (COSMAS) were outside their hostel on May 6, a day to the cultural day of the Faculty’s annual social week. They were in the company of a decorator hired for the event.
“Apparently the school has no guest house where guests that are spending the night in the school can sleep over, so they were trying to arrange a place at the MAsters students hostel for the decorator to sleepover.
“This was the reason why they were outside their hostel till 8:40pm against the 8:30 stipulated by the University’s new rule.
“The security came out to harass them and sent them back to the hostel, as the students were trying to explain themselves to the security, their green cards were seized and taken to the gate.
“They filed a report against them and they had to face the students’ disciplinary committee (SDC) on Thursday 23rd May.
“The students were summoned today (Friday) before 6am and were told to leave the campus because they have been suspended for eight weeks.”
Angered by the suspension given to the students who, it was said, are supposed to be defending their final year projects in two weeks time, the students of the school took to protest.
A viral video shows some of the students in a riotous mode as gunshots are head being released by the policemen called to quell the riot.