How 45 Lead City varsity college students escaped loss of life
How 45 Lead City varsity college students escaped loss of life. A mob assault on harmless college students that would have resulted in bloodletting was averted final week.
The youths had been 45 newly admitted college students of the Lead City University, Ibadan.
The indigent college students had been mentioned to be underneath the scholarship of a former governor of Sokoto State and now Senator, Aliyu Wamakko.
The college students admitted to check varied science, engineering, and medical programs, had departed Sokoto for the varsity campus at Ibadan.
However, their journey was halted after they obtained to the Soka space of Ibadan.
Narrating their near-death expertise, one of many college students, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned, “Suddenly, the bus conveying us was stopped by overzealous vigilantes someplace round Soka.
“We had been petrified once we realized from the argument between the motive force and the locals that we’re suspected Boko Haram members being ferried from northern states to wreak havoc within the southern states. They had been threatening jungle justice.
“Throughout the course of the argument, we had been held captive contained in the bus, alongside the officers accompanying us, not till two folks got here contained in the bus and ascertained that we had been new intakes of Lead City University and opposite to the bogus quantity being peddled, we had been 45 college students, with three accompanying officers.”
The pupil revealed that they had been ultimately allowed to proceed with the interventions of the neighborhood growth affiliation, the varsity Registrar, Dr. Oyebola Ayeni, and the police.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, mentioned the report he obtained from the Divisional Police Officer of Sanyo was that the occupants of the bus had been college students and never Boko Haram insurgents or Fulani herdsmen as speculated.
The Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress in Oyo State, Mr. Rotimi Olumo, mentioned he contacted the police relating to the matter.
He mentioned, “We contacted the police once we noticed them and I don’t suppose there’s something dangerous in that. We all know the safety scenario within the nation, so no person ought to anticipate us to not say something seeing such numerous folks coming right here.”