The main campus of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, located in Gidan-Kwano has been thrown into confusion as students protested the death of their colleague who was crushed by a truck.
DailyAgent gathered that the incident happened on Sunday when a sand-filled truck hit the student who was being transported to the other side of the road by a bike man.
According to those who witnessed the incident, the student died on the spot while the motorcycle rider passed on while he was being taken to the hospital.
Daily Post reports that since the incident, no official response has been issued by the management of the institution.
The attitude of the management angered the students, who decided to embark on violent protests insisting that the university must ensure that the driver or owner of the truck be brought to book.
They claimed that if the university management or the state government had considered the security or safety of students crossing the road on a daily basis, they would have erected speed controls and other road safety signs along the busy highway.
Musa Kabiru, an eyewitness, said the accident was due to recklessness on the part of the truck driver, who lost control and hit the bike from behind.
“We are begging for the intervention of the Governor Umar Bago government to intervene by erecting speed control devices along the Gidan-Kwano campus to stop further loss of lives and possibly end the crisis between students and drivers on the route,” Kabiru said.
Meanwhile, efforts to reach the university’s public relations officer (PRO), Lydia Legbo and the police public relations officer (PPRO) of the Niger State Command, DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun failed at the time of filing this report.