A student of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been shot dead by security operatives during a protest on Monday.
The yet-to-be named deceased student had joined his colleagues, who were protesting hike in school fees, when security operatives made an attempt to disperse them forcefully.
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.”