- The Police in Bauchi state have disclosed that the 500-level Geology student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) died while defending his girlfriend
- According to the police, the final-year student, identified as Joseph Agabaidu, was trying to rescue his girlfriend's bag from the assailants when he was stabbed
- It was earlier reported that his death led to a protest by the students of the university as they decried the level of insecurity in the area
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Bauchi, Bauchi - The 500-level Geology student of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, who was stabbed by some assailants and later died in the hospital, was said to be defending his girlfriend when the incident happened.
According to The Punch, the Bauchi state police command revealed on Wednesday, December 6, that the student was trying to retrieve the handbag of his girlfriend from the assailants when he was stabbed.
Profile of Bauchi student stabbed to death
Joseph Agabaidu, a final year student of Geology, was earlier reported to have been stabbed by some assailants who were trying to steal his phone.
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He was said to be the eldest son among his four siblings, who were all in ATBU.
According to eyewitnesses, Agabaidu was returning to his hostel around the Yelwan Tudu market in the Yelwa area in Bauchi metropolis at about 7pm on Sunday when the assailants attacked him.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but he did not survive the knife injuries on him.
His death led to protest among students of the institution at the Yelwa Campus to register their anger about the state of insecurity in and around the campus.
They protesters called for the attention of the government and the university management to address the insecurity.
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