The scene of the incident
Students of Kano State University of Science and Technology, KUST Wudil went on rampage today destroying vehicles, buildings and bank facilities before barricading Wudil-Gaya road in Kano State.
According to DAILY NIGERIAN, the students were protesting the alleged failure of the school authorities to save the life of a drowning student. The victim was identified as Farouk Abubakar, a Level 300 student of Biology (Education).
While speaking about the incident, the president of the Students Union Government, SUG, of the university, Muhammad Muhammad, said the school authorities had contacted local lifesavers, known as Sarkin Ruwa, to rescue the student but said they don’t operate at night.
“The incident happened around 6:30pm on Wednesday. When the matter was reported to the school management, the dean of students affairs pleaded with Sarkin Ruwa to save the student but said they could not work at night,” he said.
Narrating how the incident happened, Mr Muhammad said “three students went for swimming and got sunk, two of them managed to survive while the other one, Farouk Abubakar, drowned.
He said after the news broke out, the students misconstrued the reaction of the school authorities and staged the riot.
It was also gathered that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Shehu Alhaji, had appealed for calm when he visited the river to supervise the recovery of the body on Thursday.
Mr Alhaji, a professor, reportedly declared Thursday May 3 and Friday May 4 lecture-free day in honour of the deceased student.
The V.C added that the mid semester break is extended to two weeks and asked students to vacate school premises.
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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt
Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin
The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order
The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.
The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.
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