Kaduna protest claims one life, students storm school to avenge colleagues’ death

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Security Operatives Reportedly Open Fire On Students Protesting Tuition  Hike In Kaduna » 9jamo

 

The protest that took place at the College of Education, Gidan Waya in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, over increase of schools fees claimed one live. This is just as another group of students in Abeokuta in Ogun State  invaded another school because of the  death of their colleague.

The college of Education student was said to have been shot and killed because the protest  turned violent in the school.

The students were said to have embarked on a protest on Monday over the increase of tuition fees by the management of the institution.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased had joined his colleagues in the protest, when security operatives stormed the scene apparently to disperse the protesters with minimum force.

Two other students were also shot but are currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Kaduna State police command, Mohammed Jalige, said the protesters blocked the convoy of a military sector Commander, injuring him and one other person.

The situation according to him resulted in a fracas where three of the protesters were injured in an attempt to use minimum force to disperse the riotous students.

The police spokesman further said that the victims were taken to the hospital for medical treatment, but unfortunately, one person died while receiving treatment.

The police further urged the students to embrace dialogue as the best alternative to express their grievances, while assuring them of diligent investigation into the unfortunate incident.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government says it is awaiting full reports on the protest by students of the State College of Education, Gidan Waya.

The government through a statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, also debunked reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students.

Aruwan however, said the government is awaiting briefings to enable it to understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incidence in Gidan Waya.

Similarly, arowdy situation developed in the Saje area of Abeokuta, Ogun state after students of the Baptist Boys High School (BBHS) allegedly invaded Ilugun High School to avenge the death of two of their colleagues.

An eyewitness, who narrated the incident said the rampaging students were armed with dangerous weapons which made students and the management staff of Ilugun High School scamper for safety.

 

The furor, it was gathered, forced shop owners and other businesses operating within the area to abandon their wares while commercial drivers deserted the area as the fight lasted.

 

The incident occured on Monday after two students of BBHS were said to have been stabbed to death during an unofficial inter-school gambling competition reported to have been held the previous week.

 

The two students of BBHS involved were said to have been stabbed to death with broken bottles during the gambling game.

 

One of the BBHS students stabbed died last Friday, while the second one died on Sunday,a source said.

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