Two hundred level male
student of Urban and Regional
Department at Modibbo Adama
University of Technology Yola,
MAUTECH, was killed in a
Christians, Muslims’ clash.
Consequently, the university
authorities have shutdown the
school indefinitely.
The Dean, Students Affairs of
the university, Dr Lawal Haruna,
while announcing the decision to
newsmen, stressed that “we are
closing the institution indefinitely
with immediate effect pending
investigation of the riot on the
campus”.
Harana said the closure of
the university is as a result of
students’ unrest that occurred last
Sunday night, advising students
to leave the campus latest by 2pm
yesterday.
He stated that the violent
demonstration occurred when a
Christian student (name withheld)
posted a blasphemous text on his
Whatsapp domain castigating the
Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW)
which sparked demonstrations
by Muslim students.
The dean pointed out that two
lecture theatres used by Christian
students as fellowship centres
were burnt, even as two mosques
on the campus were equally
razed down.
“A student posted a
blasphemous statement on
Prophet Mohammed (SAW)
on his WhatsApp group which
sparked the demonstration.
“The student was traced
through his post and it was the
major issue that caused the riot,”
the dean, who spoke on behalf
of the Vice Chancellor, Professor
Kyari Mohammed, said.
“Three students who reside off
campus sustained injuries.
“We had a Student Union
Government election even if there
was a misunderstanding at that
time, I don’t believe the election
caused the incident.
“Unfortunately, some students
at night (Sunday) took the fight
outside the campus and three
people sustained injuries, one
died at the hospital this morning.’’

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