“They came from nowhere and opened fire on us”: How soldiers killed 4 Nasarawa State University students (school shut)

Posted by News Express | 25 February 2013 | 4,216 times

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It is simply unbelievable. For protesting over the lack of water in their school, four students of Nasarawa State University in North-Central Nigeria have been sent to their early graves. They were the most unfortunate among the 15 students shot by armed soldiers invited to quell the protest.

“They came from nowhere and opened fire on us during which 15 students were shot at, out of which four later died,” said a student who participated in the protest and later told the tragic story to the Lagos-based Channels TV.

Giving a background to what happened, Yinka Gbadebo, president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), said the protest started at about 8 O’clock this morning.

“We don’t know who sent them because the university’s CSO (Chief Security Officer) confirmed to me that he had no idea that the military had interrupted the peaceful protests,” he said.

The school was hurriedly closed down when it became clear that the soldiers had only ended up compounding the situation. The protest ran peacefully for two days before turning tragic on the third day, culminating in the killing of the students, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, this afternoon.

Source: News Express

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