Protest as Three Students Die in Kogi Varsity Within 72 Hours 

By John Akinfehinwa

Students of Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State, on Friday protested the death of three of their schoolmates in 72 hours. 

DAILY POST learnt that one of the students from the Department of Geography was knocked down by a runaway car at the Felele campus while two others fell ill and lost their lives.

With the latest ugly incident, students began the protest in the early hours of Friday as they barricaded every entrance into the campus, thereby denying vehicular movement in and out of the institution.

When some of the students spoke to our correspondent, they hinted that they can no longer bear the untimely death of their schoolmates.

A student identified as Hassan lamented the poor health facilities at the university.

He said, “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”.

Another student said in this semester, the school has recorded seven deaths.

“We are calling on the appropriate authorities to do the needful because things go out of hand. We are in FUL to learn and become something useful tomorrow, and not to come and die,” he said.

The school authority was yet to issue a statement at the time of filing this report.

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