The Kaduna State Government has said it is awaiting full reports on Monday’s protest by students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya.
In a statement by Samuel Aruwan , the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State said in the preliminary report received so far, one student lost his life and some others were wounded, while three security personnel also sustained injuries.
iVotesNG reports that the deceased had joined his colleagues, who were protesting over hike in school fees, when security operatives made attempt to disperse them forcefully.
According to the statement, Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has sent his condolences to the family of the student that lost his life, and wished the students and operatives who sustained injuries speedy recovery.
The statement reads in part, “The government of Kaduna State also wishes to debunk reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students. KDSG is awaiting briefings to enable it understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incidence in Gidan Waya.
“At the time of this update, the Governor is awaiting reports from the military, police, DSS, the management of the institution, the student union as well as the traditional institution in the area.
“The government will publicise its findings after receipt of the expected reports.”