Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, sent a delegation to visit the families of the murdered students of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, in Ekiti.
Two university students at the institution, Okonofua Joseph and Dada Kehinde, were killed during a peaceful protest by students who expressed frustration at the lack of energy supply on campus.
The students had blocked the convoy of the state’s First Lady, Bisi Fayemi, while she was on tour before police officers attached to her fire opened up on them, causing the death of the two students and several other injuries. On Friday, the government of the state of Ekiti in a tweet stated that the visit was ordered by Governor Fayemi to sympathize with the families of the victims.
The tweet reads, “Ekiti State Government commiserates with the families of Joseph Okunofua and Kehinde Dada, students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, who lost their lives during Tuesday’s protest in Oye-Ekiti.
“The delegation led by Hon. Oyebanji visited Mrs Esther Okunofua, mother of Joseph, who was a 300level student of Biology Education in Ido-Ekiti and Mr and Mrs Adedayo Dada, parents of Kehinde Dada in Usi Ekiti.”