Student Protest: Kaduna Government Confirms Killing Of One Student, Says We Did Not Deploy Operatives To Suppress Protest

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  • Says We Are awaiting the report on Gidan Waya protest

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 signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, he 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.”

According to the statement, it said, the Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai condoled the family of the student that lost his life, and wished the students and operatives who sustained injuries speedy recovery.

“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 to understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incident 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 publicize its findings after receipt of the expected reports.”

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