Students’ protest was hijacked by hoodlums- Nasarawa University VC

The killers of the students are yet to be identified.

Exactly one week after at least two of its students were shot dead, allegedly by soldiers, the authorities of the Nasarawa State University have insinuated that hoodlums hijacked its students’ protest.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Shamsudeen Amali, expressed regret over the recent student’s demonstration in the university that led to the death of some students of the institution.

In a statement by the Information and Protocol Officer of the University, Jamil Zakari, on Monday in Abuja, the university boss stated that the senate of the university closed the institution in the best interest of the students and for security reasons.

Mr. Amali said the protest by few students of the institution on the federal highway, against shortage of water supply in Keffi Town, was later hijacked by some hoodlums.

The vice chancellor added that the incident occurred because the off-campus students rejected the water supplied to them by the university through water tankers, and insisted on having pipe-borne water.

“The University Senate has already set up a committee to fully investigate the matter and appropriate measures are being taken to re-open the university as soon as possible”, the statement said.

Though the police admitted the death of only two students, reports indicate that four students were killed last week Monday during the protest. Students and witnesses say the victims were shot at by soldiers who tried to disperse the protesters with live bullets.

Both the police and the army have denied responsibility for the killings while the House of Representatives has agreed to investigate the killings.


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  • bitrus

    is that all they can say?
    thank God there is a day of reckoning, when all men will appear before God. vengeance is of the the Lord, He will require their blood from their killers.
    may God repose the souls of the deceased and grant their families the fortitude to bear the losses.

  • tsinghitsi

    Very stupid talk. That so called VC should be removed immediately. Wicked men are on throne and disasters abound everywhere. Should that ugly incidence have been allowed to happen in the first instance if the man is sensitive at all. The evil men do lives with these days and not only after them.
    May God grant the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the painful losses.

  • tsinghitsi

    Am sure the so called VC is living in affluence while the students do not even have drinking. It is unbelievable that the university would not have water, the most essential ingredient in life.