There was a serious riot at Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State earlier today. According to some students of the school, the protest started when three students were allegedly shot dead by security officers. They were all protesting against the management for denying them access to write exams because of non-payment of school fees. In the process of the protest, three of them were shot while some were badly injured.
Others reacted by going on a rampage – destroying school properties, setting tyres and cars ablaze, blocking the school gates and roads. The police have also reportedly invaded the current Lt rowdy premises of the institution, spraying tear gas in the air to disperse the rioting students. The situation is seriously getting out of hand and concerned students are appealing to the government to quickly caution the Security Officers present at the scene of the riot, in order to prevent further loss of life. See more photos after the cut.
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