Police kill 1 as students protest death of mate
One student of Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia was shot dead and another injured in a clash between the students and the Nigeria Police in Police attempt to disperse the students who were protesting the death of a mate who was knocked down by a passing vehicle.
The protesting students took to the streets yesterday about 9am on spotting the corpse of the student who was killed by an unknown vehicle near the gate of the school. The protesters barricaded the Lafia/Akwanga highway, leaving passers-by and motorists stranded for over four hours.
Speaking to newsmen during the protest, Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Student Union Government (SUG) of the institution, Jafaru Habibu, said, “While the students were protesting, the police shot two students, of which one died instantly while the second one is still receiving treatment at the hospital.”
On their part, the Police said that they were investigating the development. The Nasarawa State Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Finance and Administration, Patrick Garba, who addressed newsmen shortly after the incident at the state’s Police Headquarters in Lafia, said, “Our men who were led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation have not yet briefed me on further development.”