2 killed, many injured as security agents attack protesting students in Taraba


At least two persons were killed and many others injured following a clash between protesting students and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.


A community leader, Zaki James Akombo told our correspondent on the phone that trouble started when students of a secondary school, Holy Ghost Secondary School in the community went to the NSCDC office to demand for the release of their principal who was arrested by men of the C

“I was told that a teacher, Mr Matthew in the said secondary school impregnated a female student, Ngufa Kavga and the father brought security agents from the neighbouring Benue State to arrest the teacher.

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“On getting to the community, the security agents went to the school to effect the arrest. The said teacher was not in school but on sighting the girl, the NSCDC officials went after the girl and arrested her.

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“Pandemonium ensued and the school principal who came out to see what was happening was also arrested. The students followed the officers to their station demanding for the release of their principal which led to the clash and one female student was found dead after the incident.” He further explained that on discovering that the student was killed in the process, tension rose and in the process of calming frayed nerves with a view to ensuring law and order, another person was killed likely from a stray bullet from men of Nigeria Army Operation Whirl Stroke who were shooting in the air to disperse the crowd that was gathering.

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