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Looting of palliative, two female students of Nasarawa State University died following stampede.

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By Willy Punvwet Lafia.

Two female students of Nasarawa State University were reportedly killed during a stamped at the convocation Center of the University, venue slated by the State Government to distribute palliative to the students.

Our Correspondent reliably gathered that students had gathered at the convocation center as early as 4.00 o’clock this morning (Friday) awaiting the arrival of the State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule who was expected to personally supervise proceedings at the distribution of the palliative.

It was further learnt that thugs and miscreants took advantage of the crowd and sneaked into the venue for the distribution of the palliative and the security agents were overwhelmed by the crowd whom eventually overpowered the security personnel.

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The crowd immediately forced their way into the convocation arena where they forcefully carted away with the rice.

It was as a result of the stamped that two of the female students met their tragic end, while seventeen of them sustained various degree of injuries and were immediately rushed to Hospital for medical attention.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has expressed deep concerned over the ugly incident at the State University, promising that his administration will investigate the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.

Engineer Sule pointed out that all those found responsible will face the wrath of the law.

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The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Sule Addra explained that similar distribution exercise were carried at both, the Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia and College of Health Science, keffi without any hitch and wondered why that of the State University could be different.

However, our Correspondent further gathered that Police later pursued students who were lucky to have escaped with some bags of the rice to their hostels and took the bags of rice away, a development which did not go down well with the students that forcefully hijacked the palliative item to their hostels.

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Edited by Ali Atabor.


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