The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), has announced the indefinite closure of the institution amid the unrest trailing the death of some of its students in a recent truck accident.

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In a statement by Opeoluwa Akinfenwa, the varsity’s acting registrar, the institution directed students to vacate the campus by 6pm on Sunday.

“Further to our circular of Saturday 23rd January, 2021 and the attendant protest by students on Sunday, 24th January, 2021, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin Univeristy, Akungba Akoko, Prof Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of Senate, has directed that the University be closed with immediate effect until further notice,” the statement read.

“All students are therefore advised to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today, Sunday 24th January, 2021.”

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TheCable had reported how a truck rammed into buildings close to the university gate on Saturday, killing several people including students of the institution.

Hours before the truck incident, five persons were said to have also sustained injuries during a gas explosion at Akungba Akoko.

It is understood that the development had led to protest by some students who accused the state government and institution of negligence.

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The closure of the institution comes after the management earlier postponed the varsity’s examinations billed for Monday over the same incident.

“As a mark of respect for our departed students, the examinations scheduled to start on Monday, 24th January, 2021, is hereby postponed till further notice,” it had said.

“We appeal to our students to remain calm, as the University mourns those that lost their lives in this unfortunate incident.”

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