3 FUTMinna Students arrested after protest
The Nigeria Police Force, Niger state command has arrested three students in connection with the protest by the students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna over the death of their colleague.
It was reported that the late student who was in 300 level slumped on a field Wednesday and was rushed to the university’s clinic where he was declared dead.
The students reacted to the death of their colleague and embarked on demonstration from the clinic. According to them, the deceased was not treated on arrival, only for them to be informed of his death.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger command, DSP Bala Elkalla, said that the rampaging students burned part of the University clinic and destroyed the official car of Dean Students’ 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.
Reacting, a lecturer at the university said the student died before being brought to the clinic.
“He died before coming to the university clinic; it’s not that he was not attended to, he died before arrival.”
“The students have no reason to embark on senseless demonstration; we all come from God and to Him we shall all return,” he said.