The Complaint Box: My encounter with SP Abubakar of the Area command Ogbomoso

This is a complaint we have just received from Oladimeji Opayomi (also known as Demex), a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso regarding the unrest being experienced by students and staff of the school.

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My encounter with SP Abubakar of the Area command Ogbomoso on the 9th of December, at Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway.

LAUTECH has been on strike for 6months+ all thanks to the inhumane nature of our governors. The call for protest as raised by some comrades made me decide to lend my voice to the #ReopenLAUTECH by joining them in the peaceful protest this morning.

The protest was going on well and trailers and cars were prevented from moving for hours. The leader of the police who came and talked with me after the Aluta spirit has beenr evived, Superintendent of police M. Abubakar told me he has been cooperating and he is happy to cooperate but that he has just received a call from His Excellency, Abiola Ajimobi (governor of Oyo State State) asking him to clear the road by any means and that he is ready to comply with that directive.

Together with some of the student leaders, I told him the students are tired of staying at home and they must be allowed to show their displeasure. SP Abubakar gave us 20 minutes to talk with each other before he will direct his boys to disperse the students with tear gas.

We started taking Aluta Formations just to ensure we were not intimidated. About 10minutes after, he called me and said he just got a text from the DSA asking him to disperse the students and that we don’t have 10mimutes to stay and clear the road. I became furious and charged the students to stay knowing fully well that the police will not fire their guns.

To my amazement, the police rolled out their armoured tanks and began to shoot at innocent students demanding their resumption. I was still coordinating when I heard the SP give orders to his boys to “catch Obama”. On hearing this and seeing students fleeing already, I decided to run even though I had inhaled their tear gas enough and I was feeling weak already. I quickly hid myself in a bush nearby and switched off my phone as the bruises on my body was painful. Looking up I saw a guy who was bruised by the bullet of the police. How the bullet did not kill him is still a miracle.

I said my prayers in the bush and then slept off.

Morale

The governments of Oyo and Osun States are cruel, devilish and insensitive to the plight of Nigerian students. The police on its own, who ought to protect citizens began to shoot at students on the orders of a governor forgetting that the God of struggle is an avenger.

To the DSA who also complimented the Governor, I pray that you won’t rest of headache until you apologise for your stupid act.

To the LAUTECH students who were victims of today’s attempted mass-murder, please do not relent. Our God who is the protector of his children has kept us from losing any student and he will keep protecting us.

To the students who are at home and doing social media advocacy, your future has no value to you. Many of you think your parents have money but what about others who do not have. Please plan to join your colleagues as they put pressure on this government who have sworn to destroy destinies of the youth.

You can watch a video of scene here

Aluta continua…Victoria Ascerta.

This is Oladimeji Opayomi (demex). I am in school. In fact, at the scene where the school management ordered the security officers to shoot at us! It is because of Gods grace that I am alive right now. The height of the the fence I jumped was unimaginable just to save myself. Do u think its a joke??

Do u think they love you? The people you are using ur school fees to feed ordered them to kill us. This is no child’s play. I have never experienced something of such nature before in my life. Well we are animals to them they can kill us anyhow since they don’t have children here.

Please I wont be able to write much for now. PLEASE let people know!

Comments (2)

  1. Comment:

    What incurred the wrath of the Chief Security Office of the state was the infringement on the rights of other road-users.

    Forming blockades to halt all other activities is upsetting and constitutes violence.

    Peaceful protests respect rights of others. Yes, if it’s your right to stage a protest, then, be mindful of the rights of other innocent citizens.

    Thank goodness that no life was lost.

    1. Wow….you are right about that
      But no matter what….why wud you shoot at students undergoing peaceful protests to express their greviances….since d 6 mnts lautech has bin on stryk.,we ve had numeros protests but it seemed lyk nobody cared
      Blocking dat road does not giv you d right 2 harm dem….
      As a ladokite….I strongly condemn dat action nd wud luv it if amnesty international steps into dis….
      #democracy respects rights nd do not destroy lives.

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