Students protest the death of their colleague at ATBU Bauchi Open

Category: Public Protest
Time: 04 Dec 23, 03:44PM
Address: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, 7QHV+XRH, Ahmadu Bello Way, Lushi 740102, Bauchi, Nigeria
Source: Anonymous

There is currently pandemonium at the Yelwa Campus of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, as the police teargassed students who came out to protest the murder of their schoolmate. According to the report, the protest was a reaction to the killing of a final-year student of the institution, Joseph Agabaidu, who was stabbed to death by some assailants who were trying to steal his mobile phone. The 500-level Geology student was said to be returning to his lodge situated around the Yelwan Tudu market in the Yelwa area, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, at around 7 pm on Saturday when he was attacked. Agabaidu was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment but could not survive the severe injuries from the knife. The students protested peacefully within the school premises but were stopped by security men. They insisted on going outside but were denied. The gate was shut, and the police told the students to go back some distance, but they refused. The policemen then fired tear gas, which forced the students to move away from the gate. The teargassing of the students further aggravated them as they forcefully closed the gate and blocked all roads within the campus.

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