Panic!!! As CRUTECH Students Protest Over Insecurity Burns Down Administrative Building.
The Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was thrown into confusion last Friday following a mass protest by the students of the university over the murder of their colleague by phone thieves.
It was gathered that the deceased, a final year student of the Department of Visual Art, identified as Ford Nkasi, was stabbed severally and he bled to death for confronting and attempting to retrieve a phone from robbers who were attacking a female student.
According to sources who said that the attack took place at around 9 p.m close to the school’s administrative block, which is a few meters from the security post on Thursday.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that all efforts to rush the deceased to the hospital were thwarted by the school securities who refused to use the school vehicle stationed at the security post to convey the student to the hospital.
It was gathered that the school security guards had arrested two suspects in connection with the murder.
One of the students narrated and said, ” All we want is to let the school security release the suspects they have arrested to us. They said the suspects have been handed over to the police and with our experiences, crimes happened like this in the school, and suspects would be arrested and reported to be handed over to the police but nothing would be heard about it. That is our anger. Since the school cannot protect us, we will protect ourselves.”
Sikiru Akande, the Commissioner of Police of Cross River State, while confirming the incident, disclosed that a group of students embarked on a protested and attempted to burn down the school’ s administrative building following the death of their colleague.
The Police Chief said that cultists perpetuated the murder and ” some of the cultists have been arrested, still some idiots gathered themselves under the guise of protesting against the death of a student; they wanted to burn the university administrative building; who will be at a loss? Any attempt by any group of persons, under any guise, to disturb the peace we have in Cross River State will be matched with the required force.”
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