Kogi Poly Closes Campus Indefinitely After Violent Protest

Kogi State Polytechnic, KSP closed indefinitely after violent protest.


Students at the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP) were told to go home on Tuesday as the institution’s management opted to shut the campus down “indefinitely” in the wake of violent protests.

The Polytechnic Public Relations Officer, Mr Luke Yakubu said that the closure was to prevent loss of lives and property. He also directed all students, including those in hostels to vacate the school premises immediately.

Students of the school went on the rampaged over the alleged killing of a female student by a commercial motor cyclist popularly called okada rider over N50 transport fare.

She died on Tuesday morning at the hospital where she was receiving treatment, a development which prompted the students to embark on protest.

The protest later degenerated as the students commandeered a truck carrying cement products and used it to block the Lokoja-Abuja highway.

According to witnesses, the students later set the truck and two other vehicles and many motorcycles ablaze, a development which completely halted vehicular movement on the road for hours.

Many motorists had to abandon their vehicles to seek refuge in nearby houses and shops as police engaged the protesters.

Kogi state Police Spokesman, ASP William Aya, told pressmen that the situation had been brought under control.

He also said that no arrest was made as the police principally came to pacify the students to leave the highway.

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