Two women have been shot during two protests by students of the Federal College of Agrictulture, Apata, and staff of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, IAR&T, Ibadan, Oyo state.
One of the women was shot in the abdomen and another, an intern with the Institute, was shot in her thigh, according to Prof. James Adediran, the Executive Director of IAR&T.
“Two of them are lying critically ill at the Emergency Department of UCH, Ibadan,’’ said Adediran, adding the injured had “nothing to do neither with the students nor the college were shot with live bullets’’.
However, Abiodun Odude, the commissioner of police, Oyo, denied the police shot the two protesters. “Police fired teargas to push the students to the extreme and were able to arrest some of the students that threw the stones. “There was no gun shot,’’ said Odude as matter of factly.
The protesters were said to have blocked the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road during the protest, attacked vehicles and allegedly hurled stones.