Updated – FUOYE protest: Another student dies from gunshot injury
Another student of the Federal UniversityOye Ekiti (FUOYE), identified as Joseph Icon, died Wednesday morning.
The deceased, according to the Students Union President, Awodola Oluwaseun, was one of the victims that sustained gunshot injuries at a protest staged Tuesday.
“Another student just died this morning. I am on my way there but I’m scared because police are on the street beating up any FUOYE student at sight,” he said.
The victim was a 300-level student and a campus comedian.
Ojo Raymond, the president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who was present at the hospital, said the deceased died at the Federal Medical Centre, Ido in Ekiti state.
The students protest turned violent after police officers shot sporadically at students who tried to have a conversation with the wife of the Ekiti state governor, Bisi Fayemi, on poor electricity at the institution.
There are pictures and videos of students running for safety while police shot on Tuesday.
Before now, a 100 level student, Oluwaseyi Kehinde, was confirmed dead.
The school spokesperson, Godfrey Bakri, said he was unaware of the deaths. He told our correspondent that he needs to get instruction from his principal before addressing the press.
He had claimed that gunshots were not fired at the incident. Many students have stormed the social media to pay tribute to the slain students.
The Ekiti state government released a statement Tuesday, saying Mrs Fayemi’s convoy was attacked and that it “has been informed that there might have been casualties recorded during the incident.”