Students Protest in Benue State University, Makurdi
by Simon Terfa
Student sparked a protest at about 4pm on Wednesday, 27th March. This was as a result of what the students discribed as the over-speeding effect of cars olong the makurdi-Gboko express way where the school is located, which killed a 400l economics student by a Dangote Cement Truck. Although i can autoritatively say that this is not the first, ssecond, third, fourth or fifth time that this kind of accident have occured, little have be done to prevent re-occurrence.
Consequently, the office of the Benue Internal Revenue Service was looted and razed down...two cars in front including a generator sound proof lister was also razed allegdley by students. Also that motor cycles and other valuable things were also looted.
Acording to Ajoi Nancy...A stdnt been hit by a trailer (dangote) .accordin 2 d news..an econs stdnt of bsu..4nal yr 4 dat mata...2bad....we nid d Govt. 2 interceed 4 us o.....4 i rily nid my education badly. Atleast nt nw dat Asuu av leavd us.
Asked wat is the situation she said; dn't knw rilly coz d sch has bn closd down, i'm out of town nw.
It was learnt yestaday that a score of moblie police men and army, navy were drafted to calm the situation which they eventually did.
Although a report alleged that the first bacth of police men drafted to calm the protest shot another student who died before he was rushed to the hospital in April-the new Federal medical Center location.
The question is..why was the student not rushed to the BSU teaching hospital which was recently commission by the Govt..some students responded that the teaching hospital was commission for skeletal use.
It was learnt, the management issued a circula that students should vacate the hostel within 24hrs already and the shot shut indefinetly