The Auchi Polytechic has been shut down indefinitely following protests by academic and non-academic staff unions in the institution over alleged deductions in their salaries by the immediate past Rector of the institution, Dr. (Mrs). Phillipa Idogho.
Students of the polytechnic were asked to vacate the campus and return home as the strike embarked upon by the lecturers and the non-academic staff was not likely to end soon.
The situation left the Polytechnic literarily shutdown, as the protesting workers insisted that they will not return to work until the injustice meted out to them is corrected.
The union members barricaded the entrances to the polytechnic for several hours and shut many offices including the administrative building of the polytechnic.
The Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the institution was reportedly beaten up by angry workers when he attempted to prevent them from carrying out the protest.
Policemen, officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and military personnel were deployed to the school to forestall a breakdown of law and order.
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