Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, was attacked during a protest by Oye-Ekiti students on Tuesday.
In a release signed by the Commissioner for Information, Tourism, and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua, the government states:
“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 the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, on Tuesday.
“Whilst 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 Local Government in continuation of her community engagement and advocacy tour of the state.
“She had commenced the Tuesday tour from Moba Local Government and had visited Ilejemeje Local Government before arriving in Oye-Ekiti for the last leg of the tour.”
The students had, earlier in the day protested against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over power outage in the area, taking major part of the road.
“Government was not petitioned nor alerted of this plight prior to the protest.
“The convoy of the Wife of the Governor was attacked, with several vehicles vandalised, leaving many people, including journalists, with varying degrees of injuries.
“Those injured during the attack have been given first aid treatment, while some are still receiving treatment in the hospital.