For the second day running, commercial activities in some parts of the ancient town of Ilorin were crippled as students of the Kwara State Polytechnic continued to protest the shooting of one of their colleagues. Street Journal gathered that the shot came off an accidental discharge from the rifle of a policeman escorting a bullion van on Monday. The bullet reportedly shattered the leg of the male student.
His colleagues mobilized and started a protest which continued on Tuesday. The visibly angry students made bonfires across major roads, especially the popular Taiwo Road which was rendered impassable for some time. Residents, especially those expecting people from outside the town have been calling to inform them about the situation of things. Many also took to the social media to inform people to stay where they are till the town becomes calm.
Senator Bukola Saraki and other Ilorin indigenes have appealed to the students to remain calm and allow justice to take its course.
The Kwara State Government on Tuesday afternoon announced the closure of the polytechnic.