The Ekiti State Government, according to report, has confirmed that Bisi Fayemi, Ekiti Governor’s wife, was attacked during a protest by students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on Tuesday.
In a press release issued by the Commissioner of Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua, the state government stated that “The Government of Ekiti State hereby confirms that the convoy of the First Lady of the state, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, was attacked during a protest by students of FUOYE on Tuesday.
“Whike acknowledging that the protest might have started as a peaceful one, there was an escalation to violence, possibly due to infiltration by hoodlums. Erelu Fayemi was in Oye LG in continuation of her community engagement and advocacy tour of the state.
“She had commenced the Tuesday tour from Moba LG and had visited Ilejemeje LG before arriving in Oye-Ekiti for the last leg of the tour. The students had, earlier in the day, taken over major streets in the town, protesting against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company over power outage in the area.
“The convoy of the wife of the governor was attacked, with several vehicles vandalised, leaving many people, including journalists, with varying degrees of injuries,” part of the statement stated.
The Commissioner added by stating that the general public is advised to go about their normal activities, as the situation is now under control.