Rampaging students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Niger state on Tuesday evening destroyed properties and burnt some buildings at the Bosso Campus of university, following the death of a 300 level student of Chemistry Education, Mr. Olamilekan Emmanuel, due to alleged medical negligence by the school’s clinic staff.
According to a student who witnessed the incident, Dare Johnson, the deceased, Olamilekan Emmanuel slumped while playing football at the university’s main football field and was rushed to the school clinic nearby.
However, Emmanuel who is popularly called ‘’Yeye’’ by his friends, gave up the ghost after the nurses and doctor on duty refused to attend to him for over two hours for not presenting his school ID card, despite appeals from students who conveyed him to the clinic.
CAMPUSLIFE gathered that school clinic, dining hall, some photocopy stands, the university’s Micro finance bank and some cars were burnt by the angry students, even as the windows louvers of the Geography laboratory and female hostels were thoroughly shattered.
Some stranded female students were temporarily relocated to the campus central mosque and chapels.
At press time, the school management is yet to issue any official statement concerning the incident.
However, a source told this CAMPUSLIFE reporter that it took the intervention of men of the Nigerian Army and police officers deployed to the campus, before normalcy could be restored.
The school management invited a fire service van to put off the raging inferno late Tuesday night.