KEHINDE DADA & ICON: FUOYE Students, Ekiti NANS Mourn Fallen Heroes 2 Years After FUOYE Students’ Police Clash



By Comr Olarewaju Olamide Felix; Sept. 10, 2021.

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something – [Criss Jami, Venus in Arms]

The 5th line of the first stanza in the National Anthem,”The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain” emphasis on late patriotic heroes that fought hard for our freedom. It saddens my heart that the freedom they fought for had been sent to dream land. It is also sardonic that agitations can no longer be tendered without victimisation.


To our true heroes who has demonstrated behaviors and decisions that are ethically and emotionally worthy of our awe but had lost their life in the cause of fight for freedom, we say “The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain.”

It was indeed a gloomy day filled with obscurity, the cloud was pregnant with tears as the our late comrades who were students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti got killed by the bullets of the Nigeria police force on the 10th day of September, 2019.

Our comrades stood for what is right not because they believe they will walk away with their lives but a display of selfless courage which is a victory itself. What emanated that led to the death of these late comrade was a result of total blackout in the academic environment which they stood vehemently against. Their effort, sacrifice, courage and bravery remains a strong fulcrum for justice.

It’s really evidential that even till today tertiary institutions are peeved by poor welfare conditions, students have been subjected to epileptic supply of electricity and water, poor condition of Hall of residence, poor funding of the education sector among others, this is highly insalubrious and very pathetic.

Nevertheless, genuine comrades must remain in all institutions and must stand up and engineer movements that will not only defend the right of Nigerian student as regards well funded and qualitative education with democratic impute of the workers and Students’ unions in the running of education but also links it’s struggle to insist and resist stances of turbulent crisis of anti-student policies.

As we remember the demise of our dear comrade we also remember the police officers whose mission is to steal, maim and destroy, posterity shall judge. They killed comrade kehinde Dada and Icon Joseph but never killed justice.

As we sympathise with all FUOYE Students’ we say Sleep on our dear comrade

Your memory remains fresh in our heart. Till we meet again.

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