Some students of the Federal University Dutsin Ma allegedly killed a fellow student, Abubakar Nasir, after a disagreement over a female student.
Mr Nasir, who was a 200-level student of Computer Science, was allegedly beaten and killed with wooden clubs.
Nasir Barda, the father of the deceased, told PREMIUM TIMES that his son was killed following a row with some students over a female student who was in a relationship with the deceased student.
“His (the deceased) friends told me that he had an argument with some students who accused him of snatching their friend’s girlfriend. After the heated argument, as I was told, all the parties involved sat and reached a consensus. I learnt that the lady in question even said she is the one who loves my son,” the senior Mr Barda said.
Despite the “truce”, the deceased was allegedly attacked by the suspects around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday 28 September while he was returning from evening studies alongside some of his friends.
“My son and his friends were returning to their off-campus hostel after their group study, when they met the suspects on the road. They also live at an off-campus residence. They told him to leave the lady alone or face consequences. They started hitting him with planks until fellow students intervened. One of his friends is still at the hospital, battling for his life,” he said.
Mr Barda accused the university management of negligence for not allowing his son to be taken to the General Hospital Dutsin Ma but instead took him to the university clinic which he said compounded the situation.
He said it was the Dean of Students’ Affairs who called him on Thursday morning to inform him that his son was being taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Katsina but Mr Nasir died “few minutes” after he was admitted to the hospital.
The deceased father said the referral letter presented to the hospital by the university said his son had “skull injuries due to a physical assault.”
Culled from Premium Times Nigeria