The Governor of Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-rufai, has reacted to the killing of a student protester in Kaduna.
The protester, Gidan Waya, who is a student of the Kaduna State College of Education was reportedly shot dead by security operatives dispatched to quell the protest.
The students were protesting against an increase of school fees by the state-owned institution.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Monday evening, signed by Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs in Kaduna, Gov. El-rufai has since comisserated with the family of the deceased.
The government also debunked reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students.
“The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai condoled the family of the student that lost his life, and wished the students and operatives who sustained injuries speedy recovery.
The government of Kaduna State also wishes to debunk reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students. KDSG is awaiting briefings to enable it understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incidence”.
“At the time of this update, the Governor is awaiting reports from the military, police, DSS, the management of the institution, the student union as well as the traditional institution in the area. The government will publicise its findings after receipt of the expected reports”, the statement read.