Riot In Auchi, Poly Student Dies


Onovo, Inspector General of Police.

Onovo, Inspector General of Police.

The city of Auchi was aflame this morning following the death of a student of Auchi Polytechnic. The deceased an ND 1 student of Estate Management, was popularly called Apos.

It was alleged that the student was killed by a stray bullet from the police but this remains unconfirmed.

Apos was said to be standing in front of the gate of the institution when a police escort attached to a luxury bus allegedly shot at him.

A call to the police Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Police Command, Mr. Peter Ogboi, was not picked.

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Students of Auchi Poly had to resort to protest. About ten houses were reportedly burnt, including the office of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC.

This mayhem led to the closure of banks other offices and markets in Auchi.

A Save Our Souls call was made by the Edo State Television urging the police commissioner to send reinforcement as the police in Auchi could no longer cope with the situation.

An unconfirmed report said that three persons have already been killed while several others were injured.

—Yomi Obadita/Auchi

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