The Federal University of Technology, Minna, Gidan-Kwano main campus, has been thrown into confusion as students protested the death of one of their colleagues who was crushed by a truck on Sunday.
It was gathered the incident occurred when a sand-filled truck hit the student who was being transported to the other side of the road by an okada rider.
The student was said to have died on the spot while the motorcycle rider passed on while he was being rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
Daily Post Correspondent also learnt the deceased lost his mother few weeks back and had just finished his first semester examination before the incident that claimed his life.
DAILY POST reports that since the incident occurred, the management of the school has not reacted to the development.
The attitude of the management angered the students, who decided to embark on violent protest insisting that the university must ensure that the driver or owner of the truck be brought to book.
They claimed that if the FUT, Minna management or the state government had considered the security or safety of students crossing the road on a daily basis, they would have erected speed controls and other road safety signs along the busy highway.
An eyewitness, Musa Kabiru, said the accident was due to recklessness on the part of the truck driver, who lost control and hit the okada from behind.
”We are begging for the intervention of the Governor Umar Bago government to intervene by erecting speed control devices along the Gidan-Kwano campus to stop further loss of lives and possibly end crisis between students and drivers on the route,” he said.
Meanwhile, efforts to reach the university’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mrs. Lydia Legbo, and the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Niger State Command, DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun, all failed as at the time of filing this report.