Thursday, 16 February 2017

Three Students Arrested in connection with FUTMinna riot

riot in FUT Minna

Three students have been reportedly arrested in connection with the protest in the Federal University
of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna) over the death of their colleague.

The late 300 level student had, on Wednesday collapsed on a field and was rushed to the university’s clinic where he was pronounced dead.
Aggrieved by the pronouncement, the students embarked on a protest from the clinic. 

According to them, he school clinic nurses and staffs failed to swiftly attend to the now deceased student, only to announce his death.

DSP Bala Elkalla, Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) of the Niger command told NAN in Minna that the rampaging students burned part of the University clinic and destroyed the official car of Dean student affairs.

He said that the fire service along with police and university security personnel’s succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to other buildings.

” Everything is fully under control. Already the command had since commenced investigation. Normal activities have since resumed ” he said

Meanwhile, a lecturer at the university said the student died before being brought to the clinic.

"He died before coming to the university clinic; it’s not that he was not attended to, he died before arrival"

"The students have no reason to embark on senseless demonstration; we all come from God and to Him we shall all return"  he said.

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