It has been disputed by the Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday that its officers arrested and abused Some student union leaders in Lagos on Monday, according to a source from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
On Monday, students belonging to the Lagos chapter of NANS were arrested after attending a court hearing on a dispute between the University of Lagos (UNILAG) student union and the university administration. Some students were beaten while others had their vehicles and other personal belongings confiscated. According to a source from NANS, the police were collaborating with UNILAG officials who felt threatened by student activists.
SaharaReporters obtained photos showing the students crammed into a police truck with at least one student wounded, but despite this, police have denied their involvement in the illegal abduction of students. Additionally, the police erroneously referred to the NANS students as students of the Lagos State College of Education.
NANS has subsequently called upon the Nigeria Police Force to release the students and compensate them for the damages inflicted upon them. The group declared that it would “resist further demonic actions against students and their umbrella union,” vowing not to rest until the students are released.
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