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SUG Wades In As Rivers State University Students Protest Alleged Human Rights Abuses By Man ‘O’ War Officials

Some students of Rivers State University on Thursday 13,2024,June protested alleged human rights abuses by some personnel of Man ‘O’ War in the institution.

The protest we gathered is as a result of assault melted out to a Year 1 Student of Social Science faculty by a personnel of Man ‘O’ War yesterday( Wednesday) which resulted to serious injuries on the student’s eye .

We learnt that the student walked on the pavement at the Man ‘O’ War office located at Hostel F which made some of the personnel to allegedly assault him.

Some of the protesters demanded the disbandment of the institution’s Man ‘O’ War over gross human rights abuses. The Police were drafted to the scene to prevent any breakdown of law and order.

In a chat with our reporter, the President of Student Union Government(SUG) of the institution, Comrade Omubo-Pepple Abinye

said “Firstly I have to express my complete displeasure with the Man O War for carrying out that brutal act on one of my students and understand the frustration of my students that protested today.
“I expressed my displeasure to the VC last night and he immediately set up a meeting with management, SUG and Man O War so we can have a fair hearing on the matter and a decision can be taken on the Man O War on campus.

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“That meeting was abruptly halted when we got wind of the protest and had to rush down there to restore order to our peaceful and loving students who were simply displeased with the act carried out on one of their own.

“Myself, DSA and VC all addressed the students and the VC assured the students that a judgement will be reached tomorrow morning in a meeting. Our peaceful student eventually dispersed back to their respective classrooms”.

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Meanwhile the Commandant of Man ‘O’ in RSU, Horsfall in his response to the allegations of human right abuses said what we are hearing about Man ‘O’ War is the opposite.

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