LAUTECH students protest in Ogbomoso

SCORES of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Thursday, protested continuous closure of the school, while barricading roads from General area (LAUTECH Teaching Hospital) to Taki roundabout.

An eyewitness informed the Nigerian Tribune that the students had trooped out as early as 9.00 a.m to press home their demands, singing solidarity songs during the protest.

They had gathered in front of the school premises earlier, discussing their fate before they took off.

The movement, sources informed, disrupted vehicular movement before they eventually barricaded major roads in the town.

The source also added that the students brought out items such as cooking gas cylinder and pots to demonstrate dry cooking and symbolise their experience while closure lasted.

However, when they got to Taki roundabout, attempt by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to remove the barricades was vehemently protested by the students.

Meanwhile, Officers of the Nigeria Police later brokered peace, guided the protesting students to have a peaceful protest till it lasted.

Confirming the protest, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the protest was non-violent.