Many female students of University of Maiduguri (Unimaid) has been injured following a protest over increase of tuition fee in the institution.
The students were said to have embarked on a peaceful protest on Monday over the increase of tuition fees by the management of the institution.
According to eyewitnesses, many female students had joined their colleagues in the protest, when security operatives stormed the scene apparently to disperse the protesters with minimum force while arresting many.
Female student confirm to Metro Times that the institution increased the tuition fee with 5,000 while we are suffering from bad electricity and poor availability of water in the institution, she said.
Another victim said, “I was totally sexually harassed by security men while the protest was going on, I was also locked in the school prison over fighting for my right.”
While at the school prison, I saw sick female students who were really tortured by the institution security men, they took our ID card, torture us because we were protesting for our right.“Am highly disappointed in University of Maiduguri management board, what wrong have we committed by protesting for the decrease of tuition fee and requesting for improvement for light and water.”
We are only protesting for the increase of tuition fee, the global world knows what we are facing insurgency in the state that has brought darkness to our life in the institution, She added.
Another eyewitness confirmed to Metro Times that most female students were sexually harassed by the Institution security men, while the protest was going on, the security men stripped some female students naked in the public.
The school management according to report, have revoked the female protesters bed space in the institution over the peaceful protest.
More details later.