Following the reported abduction of some of the school’s students by Nigerian Army operatives, the Senate of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Ijagun, Ogun State, has shuttered the university till further notice.
According to a statement issued by the TASUED Public Relations Officer, Mrs A.O Odubela, students of the state-owned tertiary educational institution have been asked to leave the school environment.
It did, however, reveal that military men on duty harassed some of the school’s kids near the Conoil Petrol Station on the Sagamu-Benin road.
The school administrators, according to the PRO, acted quickly after receiving the information.
The PRO added that the school authorities upon the receipt of the information, acted swiftly by contacting the Commandant of Ilese Barracks where the students were reported to have been taken to.
The statement said the Commandant had promised to look into the matter, adding that at no time had the university management invited military men to the school.
That the incident occurred at a military check point close to a Conoil Filling Station, on the Sagamu-Benin expressway in the evening on Thursday ,28th October, 2021.
“That the university authorities were contacted that some of her students were harassed and consequently taken to Ilese Baracks after being arrested.
The Commandant of Ilese Barrack was contacted and he confirmed that his officers were on an official operation on the Sagamu-Benin expressway, assuring the university that he will look into the matter.
“It should be made clear that the University Management at no time invited any military personnel or security agencies into the campus as all the university campuses are peaceful and calm.
“No student was abducted from any of the university’s campuses, nor was any student shot dead.
“The Senate of Tai Solarin University of Education Ijagun, Ogun State at its emergency meeting directed that all students are to vacate the university’s campuses immediately.
“Parents are thus advised to contact their wards and ensure they return home forthwith.”