Student Critic Of Lagos University Assassinated Amid Tussle With School, Another Shot Activist In A Coma

A scholar activist on the Lagos State University, Yusuf Nurudeen has been killed by unknown gunmen hours after showing earlier than the varsity’s disciplinary committee over alleged admission racketeering and illegal possession of college paperwork. 

Nurudeen died on Wednesday after being shot. 

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Similarly, a staff-activist within the faculty who had brazenly expressed assist for Nurudeen was additionally shot within the again and mentioned to be in a coma, Campus Trackers studies. 

It was learnt that the disciplinary panel had been suspending the sitting for unknown causes since January 2020. 

Before his assassination, Nurudeen, a pacesetter within the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), described the probe as an try to border him for being an outspoken opposition to the administration of the varsity, particularly concerning the administration’s anti-student and anti-worker insurance policies. 

“As everyone would recall, there has been an attempt to frame me up on a case of admission racketeering. This is retribution for my principled opposition to the anti-student and anti-worker policies of the University administration in my capacity as a leading member of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and a renowned student activist on campus,” Nurudeen wrote in a press launch.

ERC is a platform of activists organised on Nigerian campuses to marketing campaign totally free schooling. 

His arrest has been described as contentious because it was carried out by officers of the State Security Service (SSS), also referred to as the Department of State Services (DSS) in a Gestapo-like method. 

Several organisations and unions, together with the Socialist Workers’ League and the Lagos State University Student Union, condemned Nurudeen’s arrest, describing it as extreme. 

Nurudeen has been described as a passionate advocate in opposition to the anti-student” and “anti-worker” insurance policies of the varsity with the best way he was not afraid to criticise the varsity administration. 

He was additionally mentioned to have gotten married six months earlier than his loss of life, forsaking a three-month-old baby. 

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Student Critic Of Lagos University Assassinated Amid Tussle With School, Another Shot Activist In A Coma

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