Panic as Nigerian Student is Arrested with Gun on campus

Panic as Nigerian Student is Arrested with Gun on campus

- A student of the Kogi State Polytechnic has found himself in trouble for carrying a gun to school

- Security agencies are might prosecute the student after concluding the investigation on the matter

- Cultism is one of the security challenges faced by Nigerian tertiary institutions

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A National Diploma II student of the Kogi State Polytechnic has been arrested for being in possession of a gun on campus.

Channels TV reported that security agencies identified the student as Shehu Mohammed, of the department of public administration with matriculation number 2018/ND/PAD/170.

Commotion as Nigerian student is arrested with gun on campus
The management of the polytechnic has promised to ensure that the campus is safe. Photo: Abasiama Joseph/Facebook, @PoliceNG/Twitter
Source: UGC

The media reported that a locally made gun and five rounds of ammunition were found on the student during a stop and search activity.

According to PM News, Mohammed who came to write his final examination attempted to run when the school security asked him to submit his belongings for the search.

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He was however arrested and handed over to the appropriate law enforcement agency for further interrogation and investigation.

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It was believed that the student was a cultist and may be planning to use the gun during the usually deadly end-of-examination celebrations by his colleagues.

Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has commenced an indefinite strike which takes effect from Tuesday, April 5.

According to Daily Trust, the union announced the commencement of the industrial action at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday morning.

Anderson Ezeibe, president of ASUP, said the sorry state of polytechnics, monotechnics, and the expiration of the ultimatum issued since March 2020 prompted the strike.

In another report, a former senator, Lanre Tejuoso, has said he is excited about his appointment by President Buhari as the pro-chancellor/chairman of the governing council at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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The politician in a Facebook post said he looks forward to working with all stakeholders on the UNILAG governing council.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian man simply identified as Nurudeen has found fulfilment after going back to the secondary school he finished from to start a teaching practice.

The young man made the disclosure on his Twitter page, saying he couldn't be more fulfilled with the development.


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