Kwara Polytechnic students protest alleged extortion by security agents


Some off-campus of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin at Eleko on Friday protested alleged by security agents.

They blocked the road at Eleko village, along Kwara Polytechnic at about 17.45hours to alleged harassment and extortion by security agents in the area.

The angry students complained bitterly that security agents constantly the area under the guise of searching for ‘yahoo-yahoo’ boys.

They claimed that in the process, the security agents harass and extort innocent students and residents of the area.

OMADAILY reports that the Friday’s raid, however, turned violent as students and residents of the area resisted the security agents and blocked the road.

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In the violence that broke out, the security agents fired tear-gas leading to some sustaining injuries.

A student yet to be identified was seriously wounded from gun shot and hospitalized.

The timely intervention of operatives of the Security and Civil Defence Corps, , attached to Kwara Polytechnic, calmed the situation as no life was lost in the ugly incident.

to get the reaction of the spokesman of the state police , Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, proved abortive.


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