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UNN Students’ Protest: Car Knocks Down 5 Persons



UNN students’ protest turns tragic as car knocks down five(5) persons. The students of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus went on a protest on 31 st May, 2015 as a result of the lack of power supply in the institution for a long time now. Afraid that such a thing could repeat in the UNN ... Continue Reading

UNN students’ protest turns tragic as car knocks down five(5) persons. The students of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus went on a protest on 31 st May, 2015 as a result of the lack of power supply in the institution for a long time now. Afraid that such a thing could repeat in the UNN branch, which had even been the worst hit, the school gave an impromptu break to the entire students which should last for two weeks begining from 2nd June, 2015 to enable them sort out issues.

With regards to this, the school authority refused to put on the hostel generators last night. Students were angry since this was the only hope for them to at least power their phones and since the break was due to today (not later than 6pm). This lead to a peaceful protest which ended peacefully as well until the devil struck at last. The students had actually gone round the whole school with a chant “off that light” as they made sure that every other light in the whole school was put off to make the situation even.

The last place they went to was the VC’s lodge and were already about leaving after receiving assurance from the security men, suddenly a speeding vehicle drove into the crowd of students and without headlights, before anyone could notice, four students and  a non-student were on the ground.

One of the students had a shattered leg, the other had a broken hand and one disfigured face. The other two had minor injuries.

They are currently responding to treatment at the school medical centre. The reckless driver is currently in Police custody.

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