The Federal Polytechnic, Idah has been shut down by the management of the polytechnic over violent protest by the students of the school.
According to the report the students on July 12th, 2017 staged a protest which later turned violent over the murder of one of their colleagues, Gabriel Adiku by unknown gunmen.
In a statement released by the Deputy Registrar of the polytechnic, Mr D.I.S. Unwuchol, the closure was approved by the governing council of the polytechnic in response to the security situation.
According to the statement, Adiku, a Higher National Diploma student, was attacked by unknown assailants, who waylaid him on his way from class to his hostel.
“The victim was stabbed several times and left in a pool of his blood. Students later rushed him to the school clinic for treatment where he died,” Unwuchol said.
It was learnt that the angry students destroyed the clinic because they felt that Adiku would have survived if it was equipped.
The statement further stated that academic activities will resume in the school by Aug. 6, 2017.
Meanwhile, N3000 damage fee will be charged on each student for vandalism caused on polytechnic Clinic.
Procedure on how to make the payment will be communicated later.