Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has called on the state police Commissioner, Mr Amba Asuquo, to expose those behind the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) during a protest.
Fayemi, who made the call in a broadcast on Sunday night, said a Judicial Panel of Inquiry would be constituted to probe the incident, as demanded by student union bodies. The governor commiserated with the families of the victims, and said the state government would compensate families of the dead as well as foot the bills of those injured.
The governor also lauded the exoneration of his wife, Bisi, from cause of the deaths. He said it was wrong for anyone to terminate the lives of students holding a lawful protest over poor electricity supply to their campus.
The governor said he had suggested to police authorities to explore the use of non-lethal rubber bullets in managing public protests, vowing that the Nigerian Governors Forum would take this up at the highest level.
Fayemi appealed for calm as the government awaits the reports of the various investigations, saying no persons or group should attempt to use the tragic incident to destabilize the peace and progress of the state.