Police denies any life was lost during UNIPORT protest


Yesterday news and pictures of a dead young man allegedly killed during the school fees hike protest in UNIPORT protest was on the news.

However the Rivers state police has denied that there were any casualties and has reopened blocked roads.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.


He said that there was no casualty on the part of the police or students during the violent protest by the students over a “no tuition, no examination” policy introduced by the UNIPORT management.

“No student or policeman lost their lives during the UNIPORT protest.

“The policeman reported dead had nothing to do with UNIPORT, because the deceased policeman was shot dead by armed robbers in an isolated case.

“Similarly, no university student was killed to the best of my knowledge.

“All roads earlier blocked by the protesting students have been reopened by the police,” he said

Source Daily Post

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