Tuition hike: Kaduna State Govt denies deploying security operatives to suppress protest, confirms death of one student

Avatar admin | June 29, 2021

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The Kaduna State Government has refuted reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress students of the state-owned College of Education, who were protesting against increment of school fees. 

LIB had reported that one of the students was shot as security operatives attempted to forcefully disperse the protesters. 

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement confirmed that one student died while three security personnel were injured. 

Aruwan said the KDSG is awaiting full reports on Monday’s protest by students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya.

“In the preliminary report received so far, one student lost his life and some others were wounded, while three security personnel also sustained injuries,” he stated.

“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.

“The government of Kaduna State also wishes to debunk reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students. KDSG is awaiting briefings to enable it understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incidence in Gidan Waya.

“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. The government will publicise its findings after receipt of the expected reports.” he added. 

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