27th September, 2011
Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Niger State, Northern Nigeria went on the rampage on Monday destroying properties estimated at millions of naira over alleged case of missing four male organs in the school.
As a result of the rampage, the authorities of the school shut it down and brought in mobile policemen and soldiers to chase the students out of the school.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the students led by the Students Union Government had earlier told the authorities of the school to urgently address the cases of four students of the school whose male organs were allegedly stolen from them after they were touched by unidentified persons in the school.
It was gathered that a woman who was suspected to be behind the act was apprehended by the students and handed over to the management of the school but was said to have been released by the security personnel in the school.
Our reporter learnt that the school authorities issued a circular earlier asking the students to vacate the school when it sensed trouble, but the students were said to be adamant and told the school authorities to first address the cases of the four students whose organs were allegedly missing.
The tense situation led to a rampage by the students yesterday as they went to the house of the Rector, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, and vandalised it.
They broke the louvres of his apartment with stones, vandalised two cars and burnt one in the premises.
The students also stormed the Administrative Block at â€˜Abujaâ€™ area of the school, as it is popularly called, and destroyed the louvres, air conditioners, the library, computer laboratory and burnt the security office.
It was gathered that the soldiers brought in to quell the riot shot live bullets and tear gas in the air to disperse the rioting students.
Many of the students on campus were said to have fled the campus to prevent being caught in the crossfire.
The management of the school has given the students 24 hours to vacate the school.
The polytechnic, over the years has been known for its peacefulness and zero tolerance for cult activities.
When contacted, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP, Mr. Ndaluma confirmed the riot, saying that the students claimed that the organs of some of their colleagues were taken away from them.
He said it was not that their manhood disappeared but that a particular student said he could not get an erection after meeting with a female.
The ASUP chairman added that the police did not manage the situation properly, which was why it degenerated into a full blown riot.
â€” Kazeem Ugbodaga