Air Force Men Assault UNIOSUN Students
Rampaging men of the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety, Ipetu Ijesa, have continued their assault and brutalisation of students of the Osun State University in the town.
Our correspondent gathered that the military men later stormed the private hostels where students of the institution live, beat them up and injured some of them.
It was gathered that the airmen invaded the university campus twice on Tuesday. Not satisfied with the level of brutalisation on their victims, they later invaded the hostels and injured some of the students.
A student told our correspondent on the telephone that a 400 level student of the university, Francis Olajide Olanubi, was wounded with a machete by the irate military men.
The Dean, Student Affairs, UNIOSUN, Dr. Adebimpe Adigun, confirmed the fresh attack to our correspondent on Wednesday morning.
She said, ” They called me again that the Air Force men went to various hostels where our students live and started attacking them again. I was told that one of our students was macheted. He was taken to the school clinic for treatment.”
Our correspondent gathered that the crisis started when some Air Force men beat and detain a student believed to be one of the Internet fraudsters in the school.
The source said, “There are Yahoo boys in our school and they usually settle men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad whenever they come. At times, the boys would call the policemen that they should come for the ‘settlement.’
“The SARS came, as usual, yesterday but one of the Yahoo boys ran away to the Air Force institute to stay with his friends. He was accused of not contributing to the money to settle the police before he ran away.
“His friends went to see him there and demanded that he should contribute his quotas but his Air Force friends said these boys should leave the guy. The guys also asked the Air Force men to stay out of the matter. The insult was said to have infuriated the Air Force men, who descended on the boys. One of the boys was seriously beaten and was detained.
”They beat him and detained him there. Some students, who heard of this mobilised and wanted to go there to free him but the lecturers prevented the students. The Air Force men probably thought the students were going to attack them when this was going on and they came and invaded the campus and beat up everybody.”
UNIOSUN student assaulted by Air Force men