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ASUU strike: Soldiers open fire on protesting students

Military personnel on Tuesday fired live rounds at students protesting perennial strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The soldiers fired live ammunitions at the students, who are from various universities in Ondo State, to disperse them from the Ilesha/Akure highway on Tuesday.

The students who were drawn from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, and Olusegun Agagu University of Technology, Okitipupa, OAUSTECH, had since on Monday barricaded the highway disrupting vehicular movement.

The protesting students lamented the attitude of the federal government on the matter with ASUU had converged on the FUTA North Gate and Roadblock where they blocked the road to register their grievances.

It was gathered that the soldiers who were not from the 32 Artillery Brigade in the state were on transit when they were barred from passing through the highway at the Roadblock axis of the road by the protesting students.

According to some of the students who scampered for safety, the soldiers who were coming from the Ilesha end of the road descended on the students and destroyed their belongings.

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