The Obafemi Awolowo University massacre was a series of shootings and murders which took place against students of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria on Saturday, July 10, 1999. It resulted in the deaths of eight people and injuring of 11, all of them students at OAU.
It was perpetrated by an organized death squad of 40 members of the Black Axe Confraternity branch at the university. They invaded the Awolowo Hall of the university at around 4:30 A.M., clad in black trousers and black T-shirts, their faces hidden by masks; they carried and made use of shotguns and hatchets against students.
List of victims
George Akinyemi Iwilade,AFRIKA (secretary-general of the students’ union and founder of the AFRIKA
FORWARD MOVEMENT, AFORM; shot in the head on his bed, then smashed on the head by an axe wielded by one of the Black Axe members)
•Tunde Oke (a 21-year old student activist and member of Democratic Socialist Movement, DSM, the Nigerian section of CWI).
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Many people were said to be in a state of coma when the news of the freezing of accounts broke. Those who had made plans to spend their money for some projects and Programmes at the end of the year had those projects postponed aborted. There was panic and great confusion in the country on December 13, 2016 when the scheme froze accounts of members without their preparation for it.
MMM participants woke up on Tuesday, December 13 morning to the heartbreaking news that accounts have been frozen with the possibility that their money may not be retrieved. Fear gripped hearts as many had millions locked up in the MMM account.
Many people were said to have wept uncontrollably, believing that the scheme was gone and their money had disappeared forever. Those who were due to get help could not as it was said that those who were to provide help at that period were not willing as it was the festive period. It was learnt that many were preserving their money for the …