VC race: Ife indigenes storm OAU with charms, fetish objects (Video)

Some indigenes of Ile-Ife in Osun State on Monday allegedly invaded the Obafemi Awolowo University campus armed with charms and other fetish objects.

The indigenes were protesting against the appointment of non-indigene as the institution’s Vice-Chancellor.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the protesting Ife indigenes closed the university’s two major gates as early as 6am, thereby preventing vehicular movement from coming into the campus, while those inside the campus were disallowed from leaving.

NAN also gathered that staff members, students and other stakeholders were also prevented from either coming into or leaving the university.

NAN recalls that the University Governing Council, led by its Chairman, Chief Owelle Udoji, had on Thursday shortly after the council’s meeting announced a Professor of Agricultural Economics, Adebayo Bamire, as the 12th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

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