FUT Minna Students Rally Against Tragic Death of 200-Level Student

FUT Minna Students Rally Against Tragic Death of 200-Level Student
FUT Minna Students Rally Against Tragic Death of 200-Level Student
FUT Minna Students Rally Against Tragic Death of 200-Level Student

Students from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, took to the busy Minna-Bida road to protest after a tragic incident. A 200-level Electrical Engineering student named Abdulazeez lost his life, and two other students suffered injuries when a truck collided with their motorcycle near the University's main campus at Gidan Kwano on the outskirts of Minna.

While the identities of the injured students remain unknown, they are currently receiving treatment at the Minna General Hospital. Abdulazeez's body has been placed in the mortuary.

The students expressed their frustration during the protest, highlighting that they had previously requested the installation of speed bumps near the school gate to ensure vehicles slowed down, but the school had not taken action.

Additionally, some students from the same department as the deceased revealed that he had tragically lost his mother just the week before.

Kumar Tsukwam, the Niger state Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident as a fatal crash resulting from overspeeding and wrongful overtaking. The crash involved a truck heading to Bida and a Bajaj motorcycle transporting the three students from Gidan Kwano to the school campus. Both the truck and motorcycle are currently in police custody.

As of the time of this report, the police had resorted to using teargas to disperse the protesting students.

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