Kogi Poly Shut Indefinitely After Student Murder for N10 Erupts Bloody Protest


Authorities of the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSA) on Tuesday announced the indefinite closure of the institution.

The KSA Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Luke Yakubu made the announcement in a press statement issues in Lokoja .

He stated that the move was to forestall further breakdown of law and order in the state owned institution.

Students of the school went on the rampaged over the alleged killing of a female student by a commercial motor cyclist popularly called okada rider.

Motorists traveling along the Okene-Abuja road were trapped for several hours, while properties running into millions of naira were destroyed as the students in their hundreds took over the road, burning tyres, in protest of the death of their colleague.

Law enforcement agents had a hectic time before they could disperse the protesting students and forging them back into the campus.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that what led to the incident happened in the town in Adankolo on Monday morning when the said female student had a misunderstanding with the okada rider over fares.

The okada rider was said to have brought out his knife and stabbed the hapless student on the stomach which later led to her death on Tuesday.

According to the source, when the death of the female student was announced her colleagues went on the rampage, besieg8ng the highway.

They also commandeered a traler belonging to Dangote group, beat up the driver and later set the vehicle ablaze. Another trailer that was also accosted suffered similar fate.

Motorist, passers-by and commercial motorcyclists were molested by the students, as vehicular movement came to a standstill.

It took the intervention of armed mobile policemen to bring situation under control as students marched towards NATACO around the International market.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.