There is a large presence of security personnel at the main gate of the University of Lagos, where students were due to protest a tuition fee increase on Wednesday morning.
The students had gathered around the school to protest the tuition hike which appeared peaceful until shots were fired by police personnel stationed on the ground to watch the students.
The National Association of Nigerian Students advised the Department of State Services on Tuesday not to restrict students from exercising their right to protest, citing it as a widely recognized human right.
The union’s National Public Relations Officer, Giwa Temitope, noted that the DSS statement on Monday that some politicians were mobilizing student leaders for violent demonstration against the Federal Government over socioeconomic issues was propaganda.
He claimed that the protest will go on as planned.