19 August 2016
Twenty-seven students of the Federal University of Agriculture were arraigned on Friday over their alleged participation in a protest in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Students of the institution went on rampage on Thursday to protest insecurity, particularly at off-campus hostels.
A robbery incident took place in one of the hostels on Wednesday in which one of the students was killed.
The march by the students, which was initially peaceful was, however, by hoodlums who unleashed terror in areas around the university.
In the milieu, a place of worship was sacked by the protesters who burnt down vehicles within the premises.
A petrol filling station was also sacked as protesters broke the pumps and the refrigerators, carting away soft drinks and snacks.
The mayhem lasted hours as students, hoodlums took to the streets, destroying anything that catches their whim.
Police unit drafted to the scene fired teargas canisters into the protesters making many to scamper to safety.
Calm has since returned to the institution as investigation continues.