AAU students attack, injure lecturers over rumoured strike

Students of Ambrose Alli University reportedly attacked members of the Academic Staff Union of the institution over the rumor that the lecturers are planning to embark on industrial action.

The lecturers according to Punch were attacked on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, while holding a meeting on the campus.

While the meeting was ongoing, protesting students, who carried placards with such messages as “No more strike”,

We are tired of staying at home”, “We no go gree” disrupted the meeting to prevent them from taking decisions that could mean further strike action.

Punch reported that some of the lecturers who sustained injuries were later rushed to a private clinic at Ekpoma town for treatment.

The students were said reported to have disrupted the meeting after news filtered to them that the lecturers were holding the Congress to call for strike action.

An anonymous student who spoke to Punch said they invaded the lecturers meeting to prevent them from calling for strike action. Reacting to the incident, Chairman of ASUU-AAU chapter, Prof. Monday Igbafen, said the protesting students almost burnt them alive.

The ASUU Chairman said they were discussing issues about a court case against the Union when they were attacked, Punch reports.

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