The management of the Kwara State Polytechnic has announced the reschedule of an examinations earlier slated for today, Saturday 29th of January 2022, as result of chaos happened at the school environment this morning.
The rescheduling of the examinations was disclosed in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Abdulkadir Yunus, and made available to the Journalists in Ilorin on Saturday.
The statement reads “the incident that occurred at Oyun community early this morning, has nothing to do with the Polytechnic Students or the Campus, as first semester examinations are going on right now in the Campus without any disturbance”
“However, the management of the Polytechnic has magnanimously accepted the plea of the students who could not make it to the campus before the blockage at Oyun, to rescheduling their examinations on another date to be communicated to them via their heads of the department”
Meanwhile, the State Police Command, has also reacted to the incident, in a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi.
Reads “Recall that, cultists attacked and killed a student of Kwara State University, Malete yesterday 28/1/2022, Four of the cultists were arrested and dangerous weapons were recoverd from the suspects. Information available to the STS team indicated that some of the cultists were hiding at Lajolo area of Kwara Polytechnic Ilorin, where similar attack was unleashed on one student named Idris Aderemi by same cultists at about 0600hrs today 29/1/22, in the same area”
“This prompted the visit to the area by the STS team. Surprisingly, the cultists who were already in ambush, attacked the police team damaging the police Hummer bus and inflicting a gunshot injury on the head of one police Sergeant, Adebayo Abdulahi attached to the STS team. In the ensuing inbroglio, students in their numbers came out to block the road and prevented free flow of traffic and burning tyres on the road”
Meanwhile, the Police Spokeperson, Okasanmi, confirmed that “The Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) immediately dispatched combatant teams of Policemen to the area to restore peace”
Added that, “two cultists, one Ahmed ‘m’ surname unknown and one Musibau ‘m’ A.K.A Shaban was arrested with one fabricated English pistol with 3 live ammunition, 2 live cartridges and one pistol magazine”
“The injured policeman and the suspects have been taken to the hospital for treatment”
Noted that, calm has been totally restored in the affected area, while Policemen are on standby to forestall any further act of lawlessness from any quarters.