Protest Against Increase Of Tuition Fee, One Student Killed And Many Injured In Kaduna State
A peaceful protest by students of Kaduna state College of Education, Gidan Waya, has resulted in the death of one of the students.
The students were protesting against an increase in their tuition fees by the state government, Daily Trust reports.
Reacting to the incident, the Kaduna state government has quickly denied deploying security operatives to suppress the protest. This was disclosed in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal affairs, The Cable added.
The commissioner said the violence that caused the loss of life and injuries to so many was not only limited to the students’ side. He said security operatives also sustained injuries as well.
“The governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai condoled the family of the student that lost his life, and wished the students and operatives who sustained injuries speedy recovery. “At the time of this update, the Governor is awaiting reports from the military, police, DSS, the management of the institution, the student union as well as the traditional institution in the area.”