Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NASSARAWA STATE: Soldiers Rain Bullets On Protesters, 4 Dead?

Four students of Nassarawa State University were on Monday shot by security operatives during a protest over water scarcity in the institution.
The victims were among the hundreds of students who protested against the scarcity of electricity and water in the school.
During the protest, some soldiers invaded the school and started firing shots which left four students dead, a witness said.
Nassarawa State Police Command spokesperson, Michael Ada, confirmed the killing of the students but denied that they were shot by police officers.
He said the commissioner of police in the state was already at the scene.
Source: Premium Times
UPDATE: Nassarawa State University Shutdown

Following the brutal murder of four students by soldiers who were brought in quell a campus protest, Nassarawa State University has been shut down.
The students had embarked on the action, which was in its third day, to protest water scarcity.
Police sources in the State said that the soldiers killed the four students in a "fracas," and the university authorities announced the closure soon after the tragedy.
The Nigerian Army is known for using brutal tactics to suppress peaceful protesters, a fact that is well-known to university administrators nationwide.  By inviting them, they seemed to have given tacit approval to the use of such force to confront unarmed students engaged in a peaceful protest.
Source: Sahara Reporters