Some men of the Nigeria police in Ondo state have stirred the hornet's nest in the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akugba Akoko and the consequence appears to be staring them in the face.

It was gathered that some men of the Police Command, attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had on Monday at about 4am invaded a hostel of the university and beat up students.

Many of the students, who suffered injury of various degrees, were rushed to hospital.

The police action has sparked a whirlwind of anger both within and outside the campus.

Adeyemo Ishola, a student in the faculty of science said one of the victims is his friend and he has never been involved in any criminal activity since he was admitted into the school.

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"It is a barbaric act in a modern world.

"How can police officers invade students hostel without permission from the institution management and beat them to pulp?

"My friend is among them and I can stand anywhere to defend him on this matter.

"A petition has been written to the state police command and the IG, if nothing is done about it, they should expect the worst from students", he said.

A lecturer in the engineering department who preferred not to be mentioned said it has never happened before in the campus.

"We have never experienced this kind of cruel act before in our campus.

"The management have met over the matter and they are trying to check if any of the student involved has criminal record with the police.

"If there is nothing like that, the school authority has vowed to take it up."

Also reacting to the development, the SUG president, comrade Olawale Ijanusi said the police authority has been given just one week to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book or face the Nigerian Students' wrath.

Policemen allegedly invaded the students' hostel in a commando-style claiming they were searching for some suspected cultists.

The Command’s image-maker, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident hinted that the Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju, had ordered investigation into the matter.

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