MAKURDI – Obviously tired of spending about 10 years at the Benue State University, BSU, without graduation due to non-accreditation of their courses, medical students of the university, yesterday, staged a peaceful demonstration in Makurdi, calling on both the school authorities and the state government to come to their rescue.
This is coming on heels of the killing of a doctorate student of the university, Mr. John Gber, yesterday by his neighbour, who allegedly stabbed him to death in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Narrating the incident to newsmen, Miss Janet Gber, a sibling of the deceased and eyewitness, said the deceased was allegedly stabbed by one Mr. Akaa at about 10am in front of their father’s house, at Logo One area of Makurdi.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alaribe Ejike confirmed the incident and said that the police had since arrested the suspect, adding that he would soon be charged.
Meanwhile, the protesting students, who trekked from the school through the streets of Makurdi, converged at the Government House Round-about decked in their white over-all gowns, but were prevented by security operative who wielded guns and tear gas, from gaining entrance.
The students claimed that they had an appointment to see Governor Gabriel Suswam, who was in Abuja for an official engagement at the time of the protest.