Rampaging students of the Federal Polytechnics
Ado Ekiti, in Ekiti state, have set ablaze the
institution's health center after a protest that rocked
the school on Saturday evening.
SaharaReporters learned that the action of the
aggrieved students followed the sudden death of
two of their colleagues at the school's ill-equipped
According to sources, the two students were both
from the Department of Estate Management and
died shortly they were administered some drugs at
One of the deceased, Oluwafemi Vincent was said
to have been rushed down to the school clinic
following complains of a severe headache.
Vincent, a final year student who was admitted to
the sick bay was said to have given up the ghost
after he was allegedly abandoned by the health
workers at the clinic.
This, it was gathered, sparked an anger among the
students who took laws into their hands to protest
by razing down the school clinic.
One of the students who spoke on the condition of
anonymity told a SaharaReporters correspondent
that the rampaging students set ablaze the clinic
due to alleged negligence on the part of the clinic's
health workers which led to the death of two
"The students died due to negligence on the part of
the health workers inside the clinic and we have
been complaining about the lack of drugs in the
"I think that was why they (protesting students)
decided to go on a rampage by setting the clinic on
fire, and some of us have already condemned that
"in fact, as I speak with you, the school authorities
are not happy about this bad development and am
aware a panel will be set up to unravel those who
carry out this dastardly act," he said.
All effort by Sahara Reporters to get the reactions
of the school management over the incident proved
Also, several phone contact made to the Public
Relations Unit of the school was not connecting as
at press time.
But a source in the management cadre told our
correspondent that the students have been asked to
vacate the hostels with an immediate effect while a
panel will be set up.