The Niger Police command on Thursday announced the arrest of three persons in connection with the protest by students of the Federal University of Technology, FUT Minna over the death of their colleague on a football field.
ROYAL NEWS reports that the deceased, a 300 level student slumped on a football field on Wednesday and was rushed to the University’s clinic where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, students of the University embarked on demonstration from the clinic in protest of his death. According to them, the deceased was not promptly treated on arrival, only to be informed of his death.
The Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Niger StateCommand, DSP Bala Elkalla, stated that the rampaging students have burnt part of the University’s clinic and destroyed the official car of the Dean of Student Affairs.
He said that the fire service along with police and university security personnel’s succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to other buildings.
“Everything is fully under control. Already the command had since commenced investigation. Normal activities have since resumed ” he said
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