By Alim Ajenifuja, Ogun

NORMALCY has relatively returned to Abeokuta after a protest by students of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) over incessant robbery attacks on hostels around the university environment.

The protest took place simultaneously on Thursday at the School Gate and Camp Junction.

It was gathered that during the protest, a 100-level student of FUNAAB, Abisoye Taiwo, was allegedly shot by an unidentified policeman.

“The police actually shot at him but luckily, the bullet went through his lower eyelid to the upper eyelid. But from my observation I think he will loose that eye in the process,” an eyewitness identified as Tobi said.

Another eyewitness at Camp Jucntion said, “We didn’t know what caused the gunshots and teargas, we all dispersed to avoid them. The boy was part of the protesters and was shot by one of the police officers who were sent to maintain decorum.”

The iWitness NG reports that Taiwo, who is studying Forestry and Wildlife Management, is currently receiving treatment at University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan.

However, due to the tumult caused by the recent robbery attacks which invariably prompted the protest by the students, the authorities of the FUNAAB have shut down the institution for seven days.

This was confirmed in a text message received by all students which read, “The VC on behalf of Senate has declared a 7-day mid-semester break from Thursday August 18, 2016. Students should vacate the halls of residence latest 6pm.
Thank you.”

The iWitness NG had reported that around 1:00am on Thursday, students at Adejoke Hostel in Abeokuta were robbed.

Among the valuables carted away were money, phones, laptops and jewellery belonging to students.

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