By Dayo Johnson
Akure — Tragedy struck at the weekend in Adeyemi College of Education, ACE, Ondo, following the death of two students of the institution, who were said have been knocked down by a commercial bus in the area.
Another student, said to be in coma, is currently receiving treatment at Ondo Trauma Centre in the community.
The incident occurred at about 10:45 pm during the programme, “Asun Night”, organised by the Alumni of the institution, as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the ACE, at the campus of the institution last Friday.
It was reliably gathered that the incident which was said to have nearly marred the celebration, involved one Akinkuotu Toyosi, a part 3 student of English Department and Omobolawa Bola, a part 4 student of Physics Department.
They were said to be returning from the programme on the fateful day when the unfortunate incident occurred.
The two students were said to have died on the spot, following which students of the institution took to the streets in protest.
Consequently, security agencies in the community were said to have mobilised their members who were positioned in various locations in the area to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
When our correspondent visited the institution at about 10:30 am on Saturday, several students were seen blocking the highway linking Lipakala junction and Oka community.
In a chat with our correspondent, President of the Student Union Government, SUG, Isiaka Kamarudeen, described the death of his members as unfortunate, saying the protest was aimed at showing their grievances over the death of their fellow students.