The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has released a statement on the protest that rocked the school on Thursday.
The statement by the university’s Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) on Thursday, announced that the student that was said to be killed is alive and receiving treatment at the hospital.
“Contrary to reports being circulated by certain media, it is pertinent to state that the University did not lose anyone during the recent unrest by students of the University. Rather, the only student, who was hurt when he engaged a Police Officer in a scuffle, is currently receiving attention at the University College Hospital, Ibadan,” the statement read.
It added that the management has declared a 7-day mid-semester break with effect from Thursday, August 18.
“The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has declared a 7-day mid-semester break for the Second Semester, 2015/2016 Academic Session with effect from Thursday, August 18, 2016. This is to enable the university to put additional welfare and security arrangements in place, to further support the initiatives of the Federal and State Governments, towards the protection of lives and properties of its citizens, particularly, members of staff and students of the university.
As part of the efforts towards ensuring a safe haven for members of the University community, amidst the security challenges presently facing some parts of our country, Nigeria, FUNAAB has partnered with the Ogun State Commissioner of Police and the Director, State Security Service (SSS), to uphold safety of lives and property of staff and students living within the school environs, following Armed Robbery reports received by students residing in Isolu, a community situated close to the University, which is highly populated by staff and students of FUNAAB,” the statement read in part.
The University Management also gave assurance that the situation is under control, and normal administrative activities will continue unabatedly.