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By Daniel Whyte

THE Management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti, has announced the shutdown of the university indefinitely.

This follows the violent attack that erupted at Oye-Ekiti, the university’s host community, on Tuesday after a protest led by the student leaders. This had led to the death of a student and caused three others to sustain injuries.

The management earlier announced on Voice FM 89.9 Ado-Ekiti that the university has been closed down immediately and students’ union activities have been suspended.

The announcer said, “Following the actions acted out by some youths in Oye-Ekiti earlier today, the authorities of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, FUOYE, hereby announce immediate and indefinite closure of the university to forestall further breakdown of law and order.”

“In the same vein, the Students Union of the institution has been suspended indefinitely,” the statement also stated.

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“Following this closure, the student populace is therefore ordered to vacate the university premises no later than 10 am tomorrow, 11th September 2019.”

A broadcast text was likewise sent students of the campus on Tuesday evening to announce the shutdown.

“This is to inform the community of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti that the management of the university has shut down the University indefinitely,” the message read.

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