The Federal University, Lokoja on Friday was greeted by a protest by students of the university because of the death of three of their colleagues within72 hours.
According to DAILY POST, one of the students from the Department of Geography was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver at the Felele campus. While the other two were sick and died.
Because of this ugly incident, students took to the street to protest in the early hours of Friday and barricaded every entrance to the campus, thereby preventing vehicular movement in and out of the campus.
Some students who spoke to Daily Post said that they could no longer bear the untimely death of their schoolmates.
While speaking, a student who identified himself as Hassan, decried the poor health facilities in the university.
‘’They want us to be receiving lectures while students are dying every day. Our Felele campus is a death trap. If we are sick, they don’t attend to us the way they should because there is no medicine when you are sick. If you have malaria fever, they will give you typhoid drugs. This must stop. Someone that is dead cannot read,’’ he said
Another student told Daily Post that in this semester, the school has recorded seven deaths!
‘’We are calling on the appropriate authorities to do the needful before things go out of hand.
We want to learn and become useful tomorrow, and not to come and die’’, he said.
The school authority is yet to issue a statement at the time of filing this report.
(Daily Post )