The Kaduna State Government has denied reports that it used security operatives to suppress protests by students of the state-owned College of Education.
Shauntv reported that a student had been shot by security operatives who attempted to forcefully disperse the protesters.
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed this in a statement that one student died and three security personnel were injured.
Aruwan said the KDSG is awaiting the full report on the protest by students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, on Monday.
According to the preliminary report so far, one student lost his life, some others were injured, and three security personnel were also hurt.
Kaduna state’s governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, extended his condolences to the family of the killed student and wished speedy recovery to the injured students and operatives.
KDSG is awaiting briefings to enable it to understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violence in Gidan Waya. The state government likewise wishes to refute reports that security operatives were deployed to suppress protesting students.”
Currently, the governor is awaiting reports from the military, police, DSS, the management of the institution, the student union, as well as the traditional institutions in the area. After receiving the expected reports, the government will release its findings.” he explained.