Police officers attached to Government House Asaba, Delta State on Wednesday throw caution to the wind, firing tear gas to disperse student who were on protest match.
BigPen Online correspondent reports that several protesters were badly injured in the ensuing commotion.
Also vehicles were also damage in the ensuing confrontation, our source said.
The source said some of the protesters were arrested and detained by Anti-Terrorism Police Squad attached to the Governor.
Sources said anti-riot police men and officers of Anti-Terrorism Squad attached to the Government House battered the students who were mobilised by the National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSU).
The students were in the state from various institutions across the country over failure of the state bursary and scholarship board to pay their outstanding bursary.
National President of NADESSU, Samson Agolo, who led the protesters alleged that Okowa-led government had reneged in the payment of the stipend which was designed to augment student’s educational pursuit.
He said that the protest was stemmed for Okowa’s insensitivity to the plight of students and his non challant attitude toward the payment despite efforts to prod the state to make the payment to students of Delta origin.
“Governor Okowa has vehemently denied us that right. So we are saying until our bursary is given to us we shall continue to protest. Unlike the past government of Uduaghan, the Okowa government does not have human feelings for students.”
Governor Okowa was reportedly at the PDP local government councils election campaign rally in Agbor when the protesters tookover the Government House gate and the state bursary board office.