UNIJOS students protest killing of colleague

UNIJOS students protest killing of colleague

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:59 pm

Students of University of Jos in central Nigerian state of Plateau and some youths on Wednesday took to the streets to protest against the shooting of a student by suspected security personnel in the city on Tuesday.

The 300 Level Computer Science, student, Hezekiah Paul, died at the Plateau Specialist Hospital from the gunshot wounds.

The students took their protest to the office of Directorate of State Services, near Police A Division, where they registered their grievance.

They also moved to the Plateau House of Assembly where they equally registered their grievance.

Mr Alaba Abraham, leader of the protesters, called for a thorough investigation into the incident and justice meted to the perpetrators

Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Peter Azi, who received the students, told them that he would make sure that justice was done.

Azi said he was aware of the incident and had visited the victim in the hospital before he died.

“This morning, I was with the Commissioner of Police to seek an explanation and was told that the suspect had been arrested”, he said.

He commended the protesters for their orderly conduct.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Emmanuel Abuh (DSP), confirmed the incident, and described it as unfortunate.

Abuh said investigation into the matter had commenced.

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