A peaceful protest turned tragic after a 500 level student of The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) was reportedly gunned down by a police officer in Igbara Odo, Ekiti state.
Ayilumo Julius Adeniran, who had returned home for the Easter holidays, joined the youths in his hometown, Igbara Odo for a peaceful protest, but as police officers tried to disperse the crowd, they shot into the crowd, fatally hitting Ayilumo.
His friends shared the sad news on Facebook and wrote tributes to mourn the deceased. One of his friends, Olowolafe Mayowa Samuel, wrote:
“Good Friday turned a bad one here. Son of man fell and pool of tears was inevitably instigated today in my hometown.
My brother, late Ayilumo Julius was an indigene of Igbara Odo Ekiti, a 500level student of FUTA and a youth with a never giving up spirit. He loved me so much and he believed in the future of our hometown. He was shot and killed today by police officers while the officers were trying to halt a peaceful protest staged by Igbara Odo youths.
Bro.your sudden death makes me realise how ephemeral life is. May God have mercy on you and forgive you of your sins, RIP. I love you prince Jul.”