Students protest serial rape, insecurity in Ogun University

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Students of Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, early hours of Thursday protest against the rising case of insecurity ravaging the student communities.

According to Punch report, some suspected burglars went to a hostel, carted away valuables, transferred money from the occupants’ bank accounts, and allegedly raped four students on Tuesday.

The Students’ Union led the ‘walk against insecurity and rape’ to lend their voices to the security situation, create awareness about the dangers of rape, and show solidarity with the victims of the unfortunate event.

During the peaceful walk, students bore placards with inscriptions such as ‘Ijagun needs security,’ ‘Students’ lives matter,’ ‘Don’t molest girls,’ ‘Say No To Rape,’ ‘Please save us from rapists,’ ‘Stop gender violence,’ among others.

The security situation had subjected the students to fear as they now have to sleep and walk in groups to forestall any attack, Punch reports.

The Students’ Union President, Akinjetan Emmanuel, said the stand of the leadership of the Union is to have a secured students’ community and that “We want security personnel deployed to the University community, and we also plead for the resuscitation of the deserted police station at Abapawa for the purpose of safety.”