ASUP Strike: Poly Students Continue Protest, Slaughters Cow (Photos)

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Students of Nigeria Polytechnics and College of Education, yesterday, continue their protest 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.

IMG 9699 JPG?1401391541 grapevine gathered that, Nigerian policemen stood guard at Yaba in Lagos as students of Nigerian Polytechnics accross Nigeria continued their protest.

The students commenced the day by slaughtering their cow that was seized by the police yesterday during an unprovoked attack and molestation at the Adekunle bus stop by members of the Nigerian police.

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The students say eating on the ASUP/COEASU branded cow was their own way of marking May 29, Nigeria’s ruling party’s self-appointed “Democracy Day”.

Apart from disrupting their protest yesterday, the students said one of them was shot on the arm.

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At the convening today, twelve police vans were seen watching on the restive students near WAEC bus stop alone while other vans marked Rapid Response Squad vans were stationed at other junctions in the vicinity.

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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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