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Student Critic Of Lagos University Assassinated Amid Tussle With School, Another Shot Activist In A Coma

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A pupil activist on the Lagos State College, Yusuf Nurudeen has been killed by unknown gunmen hours after showing earlier than the varsity’s disciplinary committee over alleged admission racketeering and illegal possession of college paperwork. 

Nurudeen died on Wednesday after being shot. 



Equally, a staff-activist within the college who had overtly expressed help for Nurudeen was additionally shot within the again and mentioned to be in a coma, Campus Trackers reviews. 

It was learnt that the disciplinary panel had been suspending the sitting for unknown causes since January 2020. 

Earlier than his assassination, Nurudeen, a frontrunner within the Training Rights Marketing campaign (ERC), described the probe as an try to border him for being an outspoken opposition to the administration of the varsity, particularly relating to the administration’s anti-student and anti-worker insurance policies. 

“As everybody would recall, there was an try to border me up on a case of admission racketeering. That is retribution for my principled opposition to the anti-student and anti-worker insurance policies of the College administration in my capability as a number one member of the Training Rights Marketing campaign (ERC) and a famend pupil activist on campus,” Nurudeen wrote in a press launch.

ERC is a platform of activists organised on Nigerian campuses to marketing campaign without spending a dime training. 

His arrest has been described as contentious because it was carried out by officers of the State Safety Service (SSS), also called the Division of State Companies (DSS) in a Gestapo-like method. 

A number of organisations and unions, together with the Socialist Staff’ League and the Lagos State College Scholar Union, condemned Nurudeen’s arrest, describing it as extreme. 

Nurudeen has been described as a passionate advocate towards the anti-student” and “anti-worker” insurance policies of the varsity with the way in which he was not afraid to criticise the varsity administration. 

He was additionally mentioned to have gotten married six months earlier than his loss of life, abandoning a three-month-old little one. 

 

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