On Wednesday, two demonstrators were apprehended at the University of Lagos Junction during a protest against a fee increase at the institution.
The two students, known as Femi Adeyeye and Philip Olatinwo, were detained by police officers and placed inside a police van stationed in the vicinity.
“They mobilized policemen from many stations,” Adeyeye said in a distress message sent to our correspondent, sharing another video of himself and Philip in the van.
Another protester, Bayo, told our correspondent that policemen fired tear gas at them and many students that had gathered, dispersed.
“Many students have fled the scene. I’m hiding somewhere. Femi and Philip are inside the Black Maria. They have not moved them to anywhere,” Bayo said.
A video shared with our correspondent depicted some of the protesters carrying placards as they fled from tear gas reportedly discharged by the police.
As of the time of filing this report, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, had not responded to calls and text messages sent by our correspondent.