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Kaduna Police Lock Up 12 Students For Protesting Against School Fees Hike, Kill Two

Posted by Samuel on Thu 08th Jul, 2021 - tori.ng

The students were protesting over hike in school fees, when the security operatives used force to disperse them.

One of the people killed

According to a report by SaharaReporters, the Kaduna State Police Command has detained no fewer than 12 students of the College of Education, Gidan Waya, in Kaduna State, who were rounded up during the students' protest.

SaharaReporters obtained the names of the 12 students and two others who were killed by trigger-happy policemen, who violently disrupted the students’ protest on June 28.

The students had protested against the increase in their school fees by the state government.

“The names of the students detained by the police since June 28 are: Elon Joseph; Anthony James; Moses Success, Peter Sunday, Felix Nathaniel, Gabriel Jerry Joseph, Enoch Rabo, Bagudu James, Queen Joshua, Pius Prove, Philemon Favour, and Tarmaine Ayis.

“They have been arrested since June 28 and are currently detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department,”
a source said.

“One of the students killed is Emmanuel Nathan, popularly called DJ Skibo. Another was Abas Zakari.”

SaharaReporters had on June 28 reported that students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, were on that Monday shot by security operatives.

The students were protesting over hike in school fees, when the security operatives used force to disperse them.

“We came out to protest over the increase of school fees when we met security operatives outside. They started shooting us, some of our colleagues are dead now,” a student had told SaharaReporters.

He added that some students were also arrested and taken away by the police.



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