Fear has engulfed the students of Imo State University (IMSU) as several reports says soldiers are going from hostel to hostel arresting students in search of gunmen in Imo State.
Reports says the soldiers label the students as members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) after picking them up.
This might be because of the killing of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide to former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who was killed on Saturday night in Owerri, Imo State capital city.
Twitter is awash with stories of the soldiers invading hotels and picking unsuspecting students.
Onwuanaku Chinyere posted on Twitter saying-- Omo soldiers are going hostel to hostel carrying innocent students, what did we do? 😭😭😭😭
Is it a sin to school in owerri? What is all these? We are students writing exams😭😭😭
I'm so scared😭😭
While every eye has lost sleep, with their ears hearing gun salutes at dangerous hour of the night. See other students tweets 👇
😭😭 I'm in tears rn... I want to go home but they've warned us not to go out from tomorrow and blocked headbridge too 😭
My hostel South gate for okwurrata Dem pack our boys 😭😭
They’ve started picking boys in their hostels around IMSU Owerri. Labeling them IPOB.
Imo State University is currently conducting exams. Students have asked that the exams be postponed due to insecurity and the exams has been shifted to 7th of June, 2021.
It’s beyond doubt that our country Nigeria rather than progressing is regressing day after day and even the poor youth and students are suffering it. Tell me why people won’t seek to go study abroad.
One time most peaceful and secure State, Imo, has turned into a war zone. It has lost its glamour, colour and hospitality to insecurity.
It's normal to search hostels in some areas but carting away students at night in the name of interrogation is a Human Rights Violation.
NigerianArmy is trying very hard to provoke a civil war in south eastern Nigeria. How can they militarize SE, going hostel to hostel to abduct students currently writing their exams. This is absolute cowardice as they ignore Boko haram & bandits currently killing people in NE.
The Nigeria security apparatus cannot continue to harras and killing innocent students and the youths in East and elsewhere while the elders keep mute.
When are Nigeria women going to go out and protest against the killing of their children?
Content created and supplied by: Saintann (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More