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How Police Fire Tear Gas On Protesting College Of Education Students, Affect Taoheed Pupils

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How Police Fire Tear Gas On Protesting College Of Education Students, Affect Taoheed Pupils

I saw how the children were crying because of the teargas disperse inside the school

Kwara Police on Wednesday fired tear gas sporadically to disperse protesting students of the College of Education Ilorin, Kwara State.

Afrika Eyes gathered that the staff of the institution sent the students out of the classroom while the examination was going on, as the salaries of the affected lecturers have not been paid by the state Government.

The students, thereafter, embarked on a protest march to the main gate and burn tires in front of Taoheed Nursery and Primary School where the police fired tear gas at them.

According to an eyewitness, Mr Shola Muideen said heavily armed policemen stormed the school gate where small children were learning and foiled the protest with teargas without considering the health of the pupils.

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” The students staged a peaceful protest march to the main gate and urged the school authority to allow them finished their exams.

“Unfortunately the Nigerian Police suddenly came and indiscriminately used teargas to forcefully disperse the protesters. the worst scenario is the innocent small children from Taoheed Primary school that was affected,” he said.

“I saw how the children were crying because of the teargas disperse inside the school, a teacher was rushed to the hospital, she was seriously affected she was an asthma patient,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Chief Press secretary to the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye has reacted to the allegation that the State Government failed to pay the Lecturers of the institution their salaries.

According to him, “KWSG isn’t lacking in its obligations to the schools, esp the subvention. The govt is 100% up date in this regard. However, the school has been struggling to meet up with its own obligations for July/part of August. This is the crux of the matter.

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He noted that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has promised them a bailout last week when he visited the School.

“I heard they have sent in their memo today.

“So, it is not true govt hasn’t paid. School is the one that is unable to fulfil its own side to the union. Has nothing to do with the govt pls. But the govt is coming in to help.”

Efforts made by Afrika Eyes to reach the Kwara State Police command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi proved abortive as his known line is not rechargeable.

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