Palliative stampede: Gov. Sule orders investigation into two varsity students’ death

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has initiated a thorough investigation into the tragic incident that claimed the lives of two students from the state university and left 23 others injured on Friday.

Credible News reported that the university received palliatives from the state government to distribute to the students to cushion the effect of the economic hardship.

However, some students overpowered the security on the ground, causing a stampede which resulted in death and injuries of the students while they carted away the food items.

Governor Sule in a signed statement after the tragic incident expressed shock over the deaths of the students insisting that a thorough investigation must be conducted into the cause of their death.

“I pray their souls rest in peace. Our thoughts and condolences go to their families and friends at this moment of grief”. These young people’s lives cut short at their prime under such circumstances is painful,” he said.

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Sule instructed the authorities of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, along with relevant security agencies, to promptly commence an exhaustive investigation to identify those responsible for the unfortunate incident.

In the wake of the tragedy, Deputy Governor Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe conducted a fact-finding mission to the university and visited the injured students to assess the situation firsthand.

“Engr. Sule had come up with the widely applauded initiative to distribute rice and N5000 cash each to students in all tertiary institutions in the state,” the statement also read

“Such distribution was a huge success and peacefully carried out by Federal University, Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, the School of Nursing, Lafia as well as the College of Education, Akwanga.”

“Others are the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa and the College of Health Technology, Keffi,” the statement read.

The Governor also called for calm while insisting that the Nasarawa State Government under his leadership will not be distracted but continue with the distribution of palliatives towards alleviating the hardship faced by students and the people of the state.

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