Students hospitalised after inhaling tear-gas fired by police operatives
Some students of Fakunle Unity High School in Osogbo, Osun State, abruptly fainted on Tuesday from tear gas inhalation caused by men from Mopol 39 Base, which is located immediately across the street from the school.
Sources said that students were already seated in their different courses when tear gas sprayed by riot police officers conducting morning exercises entered the building.
It was gathered that the affected students have been taken to the Osun State University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo for medical treatment.
When contacted for reaction, the spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, said the riot policemen were engaging in their usual morning drills and apologised to those that were affected.
She said, “I just spoke to the people at the Mopol base. They were just engaging in their morning drills, which involved the use of tear gas. We apologise for the inconvenience. There will be necessary adjustments in operation since the base is now close to where other people also operate their businesses.”
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