FUT stu­dents rally against in­ces­sant at­tacks by host com­mu­ni­ties

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Haruna, Minna

Stu­dents of the Fed­eral Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, Minna, have staged a peace­ful protest against in­creas­ing cases of at­tacks by mem­bers of the host com­mu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially against stu­dents liv­ing off cam­pus.

The rally, which was led by Pres­i­dent of the Stu­dents Union Gov­ern­ment (SUG), Ade­olu Aminu, took place at the main en­trance of the Bosso cam­pus of the in­sti­tu­tion over the week­end.

“Our peace­ful and law abid­ing stu­dents have con­stantly been at­tacked with var­i­ous deadly weapons in their homes, which has led to loss of valu­able prop­er­ties and caused se­ri­ous in­juries. There have also been cases of at­tempted rape on fe­male stu­dents at the Gi­dan Kwanu and Bosso cam­puses of the univer­sity,” Aminu said.

He added that the lat­est in­ci­dent hap­pened on the night of June 26 when a stu­dent was at­tacked and left with se­vere in­juries in his head.

“The stu­dents of FUT Minna are peace lov­ing and law abid­ing and that is why we are or­ga­niz­ing this peace­ful move­ment to let the world know our plight and come to our aid,” he said.

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