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FOLLOWING a violent clash between members of the Man 'O' War and the students union executives of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, the institution’s authorities have shut down the school.
OSOGBO — FOLLOWING a violent clash between members of the Man 'O' War and the students union executives of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, the institution’s authorities have shut down the school.
There was pandemonium in the school on Thursday when the students union executives and members of the Man ‘O’ War clashed during which sporadic gun-shots were fired.
Some students had accused the Students Union President of allegedly misappropriating the students union money and called in the Man ‘O’ War to arrest the President.
The President had resisted the arrest which resulted in his being allegedly malhandled by his ‘captors’.
Vanguard gathered that the students’ union executives had planned to launch a repraisal attack against the members of the Man ‘O’ War for malhandling the President.
The management was said to have got wind of the planned attack and moved to nip it in the bud to avoid throwing the polytechnic into crisis.
The management yesterday directed the students to proceed on a compulsory mid-semester break in order to douse rising tension in the school and to avoid further breadown of law and order.
It was gathered that the fracas coincided and disrupted the on-going meeting of the Conference of Registrars of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology which was hosted by the polytechnic.
According to sources the school said that management was embarrassed by the clash especially as it occurred when it was hosting an important conference on its campus.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Mr. J. S. Oke told newsmen that the matter would soon be resolved amicably as management was trying its best to ensure that peace return to the institution.
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