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One Killed As Students Protest Tuition Hike In Kaduna
Security Operatives Reportedly Open Fire On Students Protesting Tuition Hike In Kaduna
A student has reportedly been shot dead by security operatives following a protest at the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya in Jema’a Local Government Area.
According to Daily Trust, the deceased had joined his colleagues, who were protesting over hike in school fees, when security operatives opened fire in an attempt to forcefully disperse them.
Speaking with Daily Trust, one of the protesters, who preferred anonymity, said they came out to protest over the increment of school fees in the state-owned institution when they met security operatives outside the college.
President of Nigerian and Kaduna State Students (NAKASS) Comrade Tajudden Kabir, who confirmed the incident said two students were feared dead during the protest.
“Sad Monday for Nigerian and kaduna state Students’. Right now, we are having a joint meeting. In attendance are: NANS national president and his executives. NAKASS PRESIDENT & EXCOS NANS JCC kaduna axis and all kaduna state SUG/SRC Presidents,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Deliberating on the tuition fees hike and insecurity in our campus when the SUG president of College of education Gidan waya received a call that 3 protesting Students of the college were shot by police and 2 are feared dead.
“The secretary General of the SUG is already in the hospital, we are still gathering information to confirm if any of our student is dead and what actually led to the shoot out. We pray that no life will be lost in this struggle. Let’s intensify prayers please.”