Sule Directs Investigations as Two Nasarawa Varsity Students Die in Palliative Distribution Stampede


Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, yesterday directed authorities of Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) and security agencies to commence immediate investigation into the stampede in the institution which killed two students.

The incident was reported to have occurred when suspected hoodlums and some misguided students forced their way into the NSUK’s convocation ground to cart away the rice kept at the venue meant for distribution as palliatives to NSUK students.

The misfortune happened hours before the scheduled official flag off of distribution of the palliative same morning by the governor.

However, Sule expressed regret over the tragic death of the two students of the institution in the stampede he claimed was motivated by crime. 

The governor’s reaction was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, warning that those found to be involved in anyway would be apprehended and prosecuted accordingly. 

According to the Sule, “I have come up with the widely applauded initiative to distribute rice and N5,000 cash each to students in all tertiary institutions in the state. 

“Such distribution is a huge success and peacefully carried out at the Federal University, Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic,Lafia, College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, the School of Nursing, Lafia as well as the College of Education, Akwanga. Ohers are the Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa and the College of Health Technology, Keffi.”

The Governor, therefore, urged for calm, while insisting that the Nasarawa State Government under his leadership would not be distracted, but continue with the distribution of palliatives towards ameliorating the hardship faced by students and people of the state in general.

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