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UNIOSUN suspends lectures over Air Force men’s fresh attack on students 

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Femi Makinde, Osogbo

The Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Osun State University has directed its members lecturing at the College of Education of the varsity in Ipetu Ijesa to suspend teaching due to the brutalization of its members and students on the campus.

The Chairman of ASUU in the university, Dr. Seye Abiona, said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday.

Abiona, who condemned the attack said the union might take a legal action against the Air Force for the attack, saying one of the institutions might need to be relocated for the other in the interest of peace.

He said, “We have asked lecturers at the Ipetu Ijesa Campus to suspend teaching until those, who brutalise our members are gushed out and punished according to the law. The university has given the student a week break and we have directed all lecturers, including those traveling to lecture at the campus to suspend that.

“I don’t know why the Air Force institute was located directly opposite the university. But maybe the institute will be relocated to another place, I think that should be done if it is what I’ll guarantee peace.

“We are open to all options now including legal option. Nobody can invade the campus and beat up members without provocation. We won’t allow that to go unchallenged.”

The rampaging airmen were said to have continued the assault and brutalisation of students of the university after the first two attacks carried out on the campus.

Our correspondent gathered that the military men later stormed the private hostels where students of the institution lived off the campus, beat them up and injured some of them.

It was gathered that the airmen invaded the university campus twice on Tuesday. Not satisfied with the level of brutalisation on their victims, they later invaded the hostels and injured some of the students.

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