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BSU Students Protest Poor Treatment of Shot National President

The National Union of Benue Students on Monday protested the poor treatment of its National President, Comrade Smith Tyonor, who was shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the students, who organised the peaceful protest, blocked the two entrances to the Benue State University (BSU) to demand better treatment for their shot president.

Main Entrance, Benue State University (BSU). Photo:
Main Entrance, Benue State University (BSU). Photo:

NAN made it known that Tyonor was shot over the weekend and was immediately rushed to Benue State Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) in Makurdi for treatment.

The Director of NUBESS, BSU Chapter Comrade Robert Faga, while addressing the protesters at the institution’s first gate, stated that they wanted the management to transfer the victim to a secured and better hospital for adequate treatment.

“We are protesting because they shot our president and the school is not taking a drastic action about it, claiming that they shot him outside the school campus. We want the school management to take care of his treatment and security becase he is not in a secured place. They are not giving him full attention too,” he stated.

Eacting to the protest, the university’s Information Officer, Mr. Tser Vanger, told NAN that the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) of the institution, Prof. Edward Omudu, had already addressed the protesting students.

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