Police deploy Armoured Personnel Carriers To Repress Protesting LASU Students

The Lagos state police command on Thursday, deployed Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to the Lagos State University (LASU) premises, in a bid to quell the protesting students. 

The students were however not deterred by the security officials, as they said that they would not relent in their strive to reject the hike in tuition fees, as they warned banks in the school’s campuses not to receive payments from any students of parents. The students are protesting over the planned 700 percent increase in the students' tuition.

It would be recalled that, an October protest disrupted an ongoing second semester examinations in the school, as students were chased out of examination halls to join the protest. Students obstructed traffic on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway by blocking the road with a seized BRT bus and an articulated truck.

Durojaiye Akeem, President of the Student Union Government (SUG), has said that the increment did not go through due process. 

"The ad hoc committe of the state House of Assembly is yet to come out with its report."