Rampaging soldiers shoot at protesting UniJos students

UniJos

Soldiers on Tuesday allegedly opened fire on protesting students at the Bauchi road campus of the University of Jos, and shot a blind student.

A 300-level Political Science student of the university, who did not want to be identified for fear of victimisation by the police, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES during a telephone interview.

He said the affected student was about entering the school premises when he got shot by a fully armed soldier who was chasing protesting students.

The University of Jos students had in the early hours of Tuesday resumed their protest over the increment of the school’s development level, which is now N10,000, the increment of acceptance fee for fresh students, N25,000 and the N10, 000 increment in tuition fee for returning students.

On Monday, the protesting students held the university authority hostage, barricaded the Bauchi road campus, hindering free flow of traffic.

The University Registrar, Jully Dandam, had in a statement, said a seven-person committee has been inaugurated to look into the agitations.

Details later…


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  • Adoki

    Trust our soldiers. You can always count on their galantry when it comes to unleashing their fire power on defenseless civilians. If it is Boko H now, they do ‘tactical maneuver’.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    History keeps repeating it’self in Nigeria……are our soldiers programmed to shoot live ammunition at defenceless civilians ? Those soldiers and those who deployed them instead of the police should be brought to book ! This is the 21st century for goodness sake !!

  • Gbaa-m Okpana-eze

    Now the story is about some soldiers deploying maximum force against students justifiably protesting the increment in their school fees. I had thought by now, our soldiers would have learnt civility in dealing with unarmed civilians, given their now very comic cowardice against Boko Haram. Of what use is power when it is only tested against the powerless? I do not blame the now viral street joke which retorts at any military incivility thus: “go to sambisa joor.” Azhigbakwa ihe ojio

  • Mamapikin

    The fellow is busy establishing universities up and down – anywhere there’s some abandoned piece of land, with little understanding and regards for standard practice… Such as how best to administer a university as one, and where the money will come from to run one….just like a drunken sailor. So that when the hapless and unfortunate students predictably revolt, he could send his goons to shoot at them, when they’re not carrying ballot boxes about for him

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Nigerian soldiers have gone mad! It’s either the blood of innocent citizens they kill has made them mad or something else must be responsible for this madness! Nigeria has been making noise all over the place, blaming America for not selling arms to Nigeria to fight the Boko Haram. Now we can see where arms procured by Nigeria go; on the bodies of innocent citizens. And Nigeria expects the US to sell arms to it?

  • Dan Fulani

    Run away from Mubi and kill in Jos.

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