University student dies during protest against insecurity on campus

A 100 level student of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos is reported dead after fallen off from a vehicle during a students’ protest Monday.

Isreal Emmanuel, who was the Class Representative of the Mathematics Department of the university, reportedly died two days later, Wednesday, from the head injuries sustained when he fell off the car.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Yohana Izam, confirmed Emmanuel’s death Wednesday.

The Vice-Chancellor described the death of the student as very sad and unfortunate.

In his words, “To us as an institution, Emmanuel’s death is shocking and a great loss to us considering the cause of his death.

“We have been cautioning the students against demonstration and protests, which are not jamborees, yet they keep doing it.

“Our pain and regret is that the Monday protest has robbed us of a precious soul and forced us into mourning.”

Also speaking, the President of the school’s Students’ Union Government, Luepai Ezekiel, confirmed the death of Emmanuel and expressed sadness over his loss.

He commented that “Emmanuel fell off from one of the vehicles during our protest against the insecurity in the institution and landed with his head on the tarred road.

“We rushed him to the Bokkos Cottage Hospital but unfortunately he couldn’t make it as he died on Wednesday morning.

The University students are however aggrieved and enraged with the management over the death of a comrade. They have sworn to intensify efforts to see that Emmanuel didn’t die in futility.


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