Bidapoly student killed in clash with commercial bus drivers

One student of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger State, has died in a violent clash between some students of the institution and commercial bus drivers, while 10 others are said to be critically injured.

Eye witness accounts claimed that what started as a mild face-off between the drivers and the students degenerated into a full-scale conflict as some natives of Bida vowed to attack students of the polytechnic resident off-campus.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Niger State, Muhammad Abubakar, on Monday confirmed the incident, saying that one student of the Department of Public Adiminstration at the polytechnic died during the incident.

Abubakar said the police arrested 13 people and at least seven motorcycles were burnt at the scene of the incident.

He also confirmed that the 10 students of BIDAPOLY were seriously injured and receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida.

He however said Security has been beefed up in the affected area and 60 policemen have been deployed in the various flashpoints in Bida. Copyright PUNCH.