Police Teargas ATBU Students During Protest Over killing of Undergraduate
ATBU Students protesting the killing of their colleague, were teargassed by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.
Conflict broke out on Monday, Dec 4, at the Yelwa Campus of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, in Bauchi, as students, protesting the killing of their colleague, were teargassed by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.
It was earlier reported that the students had said they would embark on a peaceful protest on Monday following the fatal stabbing and death of Joseph Agabaidu, a final-year Geology student of the University during a robbery incident on Saturday.
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Myschoolnews also earlier reported that the incident occurred as he was heading to his lodge in Yelwan Tudu, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis, about one kilometer from the school gate, around 7 pm on Saturday.
Despite efforts by health personnel to save his life, he succumbed to his injuries, and gave up the ghost the following morning on Sunday.
The protest embarked on by the students in regards to Joseph's death on Monday morning was interrupted by the Police who stationed their armored tankers opposite the school gate.
The situation escalated as students closed the gate, singing solidarity songs. However, they took to thier heels when shots rang in the air.