NDU Students On The Run Following Protests

Students of the Niger Delta University, NDU are currently in the run as the University clashes with Host community. Some escaped through the forest, others went through the rivers. About 3 Persons have been reported dead. Read details below

Three persons have been reportedly dead and many injured following a clash between security operatives and the indigene of Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa State.

Niger Delta University (NDU) was allegedly shut down by some women whose names were removed from the NDU’s payroll after they were indicated by the ongoing public sector reforms of Governor Seriake Dickson. Read the Details here

It was reported that the community women hired a welder to seel the university gate until their names are returned to the payroll. However, the Administration tried to negotiate with them inother to allow school activities continue. But they refused.

On Tuesday, trouble started when the indigenes found out that some security operatives opened the gate without their consent. They angrily started protesting towards the school gate. Following this, the armed security opened tear gas on them.

Many students of the institution had to flee for their lives. While some escaped through the forest, others went through the rivers.

 

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