Operatives of the Nigerian army have attacked students of the University of Abuja staging a peaceful protest against hike in tuition fee and other issues at the entrance of the school.
It was gathered that the soldiers fired tear gas at some of the peaceful protesting students and used batons to pummel others.
“Nigeria is now a country full of tyranny. The Vice-Chancellor brought armed soldiers to disrupt a peaceful protest by unarmed Nigerian students. When did protest become a crime in Nigeria? We won’t take this,” a student said
The students had earlier blocked the main campus gate in the Giri area of the Federal Capital Territory, over the increment of their tuition by the school authorities.
The students, led by their union executives, displayed various placards, saying the school authorities led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Rasheed Na’Allah, increased tuition by over 100 per cent.
They therefore described the increment as insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
On social media, the students have created #EndUniabujaOppression, calling on the school management to rescind its decision and open the portal for students to register.