There was pandemonium at the Yelwa Campus of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, as students who came out to protest the murder of their schoolmate were teargassed by the police.
It was reported that a final-year student of the institution, Joseph Agabaidu, was stabbed to death by some assailants who were trying to steal his mobile phone.
The 500-level Geology student was said to be returning to his lodge situated around the Yelwan Tudu market in the Yelwa area, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, at around 7pm on Saturday when he was attacked.
Agabaidu was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment but could not survive the severe injuries from the knife.
The students embarked on a peaceful protest within the school premises but were stopped by security men.
The gate was shut and the students were told by the police to go back some distance but they refused. The policemen then fired tear gas, which forced the students to move away from the gate.
Academic activities were also paralyzed at both the Yelwa and the Gubi campuses, as students going into the school for lectures could not go in. Those going to the Gubi campus could not also go out.