A melancholy report reaching liveschoolnews desk has it that, four Students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi were on Monday shot dead by Security Operatives who were called to restore sanity following protest by the Students for non availability of water in the institution.
Liveschoolnews gathered that, a 400 Level student of Geography, simply identified as Aminu, was said to be among those killed, while several others received gunshot injuries.
Speaking to liveschoolnews reporter, a student of the institution, Miss Ruth reveal that, the soldiers stormed her neighbors hostel harass and beat him up mercilessly.
David Joseph also voice out his anger to liveschoolnews reporter.
David said, Could the campus security not handle this issue? Calling the army was uncalled for and just stupid! The army personnel don’t have regard for human lives, I doubt they know their job description! They are meant to protect the citizens not bully, torture and kill us! Everything here is done backwards! I mean, it’s absurd calling the army!
Speaking to Liveschoolnews reporter, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, refute the claim that soldiers did the shooting.
He said soldiers were not deployed for the purpose of stopping the protest in the university.
Attahiru said soldiers could not have gone to the scene of the protest to shoot the said students, as there was no deployment.
He explained that soldiers were on patrol duty during the demonstration at Keffi but did not have any altercation with the students whatsoever.
The police has also come out to denied shooting the students, saying they only cleared the highway blocked by the protesting students
Ada, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, absolved the police of involvement in the killing of the students. He said any question relating to the incident should be directed to the Army.
He said, “The policemen that went to the scene only cleared the expressway that was blocked by the students. Two students were killed and seven others were hospitalized for injuries sustained during the violent protest.
“Any question on the killing should be directed to the Army. They have their Public Relations Unit, the police were not involved in the shootings.”
The School has been shut down indefinitely.
In a Communique issue by the State Governor, Tanko Almakura, incite all students of the institution to vacate the school premises with immediate effect till further notice.
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