BREAKING: Airforce men invade UNIOSUN campus, injure students, lecturers 

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Femi Makinde, Osogbo

Some officers and men of the Nigerian  Airforce  Institute of Safety in Ipetu Ijesa, Osun State on Tuesday invaded the campus of the  Osun State University in the town beating students and workers of the institution.

Our correspondent gathered that the officers, who came to the campus in armored personnel carriers and other vehicles were also armed with guns, cutlasses, daggers and clubs.

Although the cause of their invasion is not yet known, some residents told our correspondent on the telephone that the Airforce men came to arrest some students, who they claimed were involved in internet fraud also known as Yahoo.

No fewer than 11 students were injured in the attack while two workers were also reportedly injured as the military men reportedly used gun butts, cutlass and sticks freely on anyone they came across.

The Dean, Student Affairs of UNIOSUN, Dr. Adebimpe Adigun, when contacted said the situation was bloody.

She said, “Six of our students  are on bed in the hospital now, five were  being treated on the bench now. Two members of staff were also wounded by these  military men.

“They did not fire a single shot but they beat students and injured them, they also beat staff and everybody. They threatened to shoot me if I moved close to them. I knelt down and begged them but they did not listen.  I called their commandant on the telephone to help talk to his boys. I think he did that because they have left our campus now.

“But we are yet to see some of our students, who ran inside the bush to escape the attack.”

Efforts to speak with the Commandant of the Airforce, Air Commodore Jolasinmi, proved abortive as his telephone indicated that it was out of coverage area.

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