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Secondary School Students Block Highway In Ogun Over Colleague’s Death

Students of United High School, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria have staged a protest over the death of their friend who a truck driver allegedly killed.

Students of United High School, Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday, staged a protest on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway to protest the death of one of them allegedly killed by a truck driver.

HumAngle gathered that the students stormed the road at about 10 am Thursday, blocking both sides of the road, an action that led to traffic congestion for hours.

The alleged killing was not reported, but a security official who spoke with HumAngle on anonymity condition said it was an accident.

“The student was knocked down by a truck in front of the school,” the source said.

HumAngle was informed that vehicular activities were stalled for hours on the expressway until the students were pacified by officials from the state government and security officers.

Azeez Adeyemi, the Special Adviser to Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State on Student Affairs, visited the scene with other government officials to appease them.

He pleaded with them to leave the road for motorists to pass, saying their colleague’s alleged death was an accident.

“We moved there when we learnt about the blockage of the highway. We have appeased the students; made them realise that it was an unfortunate accident. No one would leave home and want to have an accident on the road,” Adeyemi said.

“It (the protest) almost led to a face-off with police officers in the area, but the situation is under control now.” 

HumAngle learnt that the students have left the road and normalcy has returned to the highway.

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