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Two Varsity Students Die In Rush For Donated Rice

Two female students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, have reportedly died following a stampede that occurred at the university’s Convocation Square today Friday.

Governor Abdullahi Sule had recently announced the distribution of two 7.5kg bags of rice and N5,000 per student of the Federal University of Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, and the College of Education, Akwanga.

They were marched to death in a stampede at the convocation square,. during the donation of palliatives to the students by the Nasarawa State government.

The stampede reportedly left others with several degrees of injuries.

Confirming the incident, the National President of the Nasarawa State Students Association, Yunusa Baduku, said that most of the students involved in the stampede had been rushed to hospitals in the area for medical attention.

He said, “Seriously, what happened this morning at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, is uncalled for, and very pathetic.

“After our arrangement for the distribution of palliatives to the students which was to hold at the University’s Convocation Square, students suddenly arrived at the venue in their numbers and overpowered the security.

“They broke through the gate into the Convocation Square where the bags of rice was to be shared.

“Unfortunately, most of our female students sustained several degrees of injuries, while others got suffocated because of the population at the venue for the distribution of the palliatives.

“Right now, I am at the Federal Medical Centrw Keffi, where we brought some of our students for emergency treatment.

“Also, as National President of NASA, I got an official report that one student has died as a result of the unfortunate incident.

“For the numbers of those injured, I cannot confirm that at the moment because some of them are at the school’s clinic while others are here at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, receiving treatment.”

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