Two persons were reported to have been killed on Tuesday after a set of hoodlums hijacked a protest by students of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) and attacked the convoy of the wife of the Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi.
Naija News understands that Fayemi’s wife was said to be returning from a tour of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state; on an empowerment programme when her convoy was attacked by the hoodlums.
The hoodlums were reported to have engaged the Police operatives in violent clashes and allegedly vandalised vehicles in the convoy of the state governor’s wife; Mrs. Bisi Fayemi.
At least three journalists were also said to have been attacked and wounded during the chaos.
Anonymous sources said that Mrs Fayemi, who escaped physical attack by the whiskers, had to be taken out of the venue by a retinue of armed security men, to ensure her safety.
While reating to the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the attack.
Ikechukwu said; “The students did not allow vehicles to move freely and they allegedly vandalised the property of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
“When police went there to dialogue with them, they resisted them. And the wife of the governor who went on a Local Government tour, ran into the barricade mounted on the road.
“The students were reported to have been violent, destroying cars and smashing the windscreens of vehicles.
“At this stage, we were warning that the command would not tolerate hooliganism under any guise.
“We want to assure the public that the police are on top of the situation and our people must go about their normal businesses.”