According to multiple reports, students of the University of Lagos (Unilag) are currently experiencing a heavy police presence and tear gas as they protest against a recent increase in fees.
The situation at the university has escalated, with students gathering to express their grievances over the elevated tuition fees.
There are reports of a significant security presence at the institution’s main gate.
Witnesses describe a chaotic scene as police officers deploy tear gas to disperse the protesters, resulting in many students suffering from the effects of the gas.
Unilag students have been outspoken about their opposition to the fee hike, arguing that it places an undue financial burden on them and their families.
CREEBHILLS recalls that the National Association of Nigerian Students had on Tuesday warned the Department of State Services not to prevent students from exercising their rights to protest, saying it is a universally recognized human right.
The National Public Relations Officer of the union, Giwa Temitope stated that the statement made by DSS on Monday that some politicians were mobilizing student leaders for violent protest against the Federal Government over socioeconomic matters was propaganda.
He insisted that the protest would go on as planned.
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