FUOYE KILLINGS: NANS DEMANDS PROSECUTION OF KILLER POLICEMEN….SEEKS COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS.

By Roundoffnews.

The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS Zone D Southwest has called on the Inspector General of police Muhammed Adamu  to fish out and prosecute the policemen involved in the killing of two  students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti on Tuesday.

The association also requested Ekiti state government to compensate all victims of the incident while students arrested should be released unconditionally.

These are some of the  resolutions reached during a meeting of executives of the  association and other leaders of students union groups in Ekiti state.

A student of FUOYE was reportedly killed while several others sustained gunshot injuries after a clash between protesting students and officers attached to the convoy of the wife of the Ekiti state governor Erelu Bisi Fayemi.

In a statement  signed by the state coordinator of the association, Adekitan Lukman, the students explained that the resolutions were based on their meetings with those concerned in the crisis including the FUOYE SUG president as well as visit to some of the victims for a first-hand information about the incident.

The students  condemned in the strongest possible term the gruesome killings of the two students who lost their lives in the saga from the hands of the  reckless policemen and pray to God to give the family of the departed the fortitude to bear the loss.

They however implored the IGP to reform and reorientate his men on the rules of engagement with students and the society at large in a democratic environment.

Other resolutions include the need for  Ekiti State Government to take up all expenses of those injured and as well as compensate the family of the deceased, set up a judicial panel of enquiry to investigate the needless killings and barbaric show of force by the police and recommend appropriate sanctions as well as means of preventing future occurrence.

They also  demanded for immediate restoration of electricity and provision of transformers not only to FUOYE but back to all the tertiary institutions in Ekiti State, “which was the primary cause of the entire unfortunate incident.

According to them, proscription of the students union was done too hastily and was needless as well , hence the call on the FUOYE university management to  rescind the proscription order of the students union as this will be the first step in ensuring that peace returns to the university

All seized property of both the union and students should be released they stated.

The students noted that there were too many killings and bloodshed associated with the saga already, adding that  tension was high and the people aggrieved, hence the need for the amicable resolutions to avoid further deaths of either the Students, passersby or security operatives or even more destruction of property.