ASUP Strike: Police Shoot Polytechnic Students With Live Bullets To Stop Protest

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on June 4, 2014 0 Comments

On Wednesday the 28th of May, students of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, convened to protest the lingering strike that has led to the closure of their schools for over the past ten months.

They were lured by the Police to continue, until they were ambushed at 3rd Mainland Bridge. This footage shows how the students were cramped up in a Police van, known locally as a ‘Black Maria,’ and were subsequently shot at to repress their protest.

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Photo Credit: Sahara tv

For crying out loud. This is democracy. People have the right to protest peacefully. It is the perogative of Nigeria Polytechnics and College of Education to air their grievrances over the failure of government to meet the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), which had led to closure of the institutions nationwide. implored Nigeria police not to carry out such illegal, immoral act.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Colleges of Education and Academic Staff Union, COEASU, have been on eight-month and six-month strike respectively.

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