ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA
Students of Kogi State Polytechnic in Lokoja on Wednesday took to the streets to protest the brutal killing of their Colleague by a commercial driver on Tuesday. .
The students who blocked the Felele end of the Okene –Lokoja -Abuja highway , causing serious gridlock at the areas.
According to some students who spoke to our Correspondent, said an HND 2 male student was knocked down while crossing the road by a moving vehicle heading to Abuja axis at about 8 pm on Tuesday night..
This was said to have angered the students as they took to the streets blocking major roads while setting bonfire.
Anti riots policemen that were drafted to the scene could not help the situation despite the fact that they fired several warning shots to dispatch the protesting students.
However, the public relations officer of the institution, Mrs. Uredo Omale who confirmed the incident said the situation has been brought under control.
While confirming the development, the police command public relations officer, Mr. William Aya, acknowledged the incidence, but said the driver has been arrested .
He noted that the incident happened on Tuesday night and the victim was rushed to the hospital but died on Wednesday morning which angered the students.
He stressed that the situation is under control as Kogi state commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Ede had deployed some security men to the scene to avoid further protest by the students.