Police arrest 3 students after violent protest in Niger

Police arrest 3 students after violent protest in Niger

Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:02 am

Niger Police command on Thursday announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the protest by Federal University of Technology ( FUT) Minna students over the death of a 300 level student on a football field.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reported that the late student slumped on a field Wednesday and was rushed to the university’s clinic where he was pronounced dead .

Not happy with the pronouncement, the students embarked on demonstration from the clinic.

According to them, the deceased was not treated on arrival, only to be informed of his death.

DSP Bala Elkalla,Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) of the Niger command told NAN in Minna that the rampaging students burned part of the University clinic and destroyed the official car of Dean 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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