KDSG awaits report on Gidan Waya students’ protest

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▪Says it did not deploy operatives in location to suppress protest

The Kaduna State Government said it was awaiting full reports on Monday’s protest by students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said that from the preliminary report received so far, one student lost his life and some others were wounded, while three security operatives sustained injuries.

According to him, “The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir el-Rufai condoled the family of the student that lost his life, and wished the students and operatives who sustained injuries speedy recovery.

“The government of Kaduna State also wishes to debunk reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students. KDSG is awaiting briefings to enable it understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incidence in Gidan Waya.”

He said that at the time of this update, the Governor was awaiting reports from the military, police, DSS, the management of the institution, the student union as well as the traditional institution in the area.

“The government will publicise its findings after receipt of the expected reports,” he added.

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