Calm has been restored to the school and the host community.
A deadly riot broke out Saturday at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, in Osun State, after a tipper crushed one student to death, a witness has said.
Students responded to the killing by setting the truck alight, triggering a clash between the students of the polytechnic and members of the Ede community, the witness said.
A student who filed a citizen report to PREMIUM TIMES said the victim, identified as Tawakalit, was killed after the motor cycle she was riding on was overrun by the tipper.
Tawakalit was an HND1 Accounting student.
The witness said several students were injured in the fracas that followed.
Calm was however restored late night Saturday with the intervention of police, soldiers and other security agencies, he said.
The Osun State police spokesperson, Folasade Odoro, could not be immediately reached for comment.
The Polytechnic Ede had opted out of the ongoing nationwide strike by polytechnic lecturers to allow its students complete the 2012/2013 session.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, is pressing for improved working conditions and welfare for its members.
Its industrial action has lingered for months without a firm response from the federal government.
The school in Ede will continue with the strike on Wednesday after completing its ongoing second semester examinations Tuesday.
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