Nigerian Police Arrest Six Students Of Federal University, Katsina After One Died During Clash Over Girlfriend

Nigerian Police Arrest Six Students Of Federal University, Katsina After One Died During Clash Over Girlfriend


Abubakar Nasiru Barda, a student of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma in Katsina State, has been killed in a rival clash over a girlfriend, SaharaReporters has gathered.

The tragic incident and the abduction of five female students are among security challenges faced by the university.

Barda was reportedly killed after a bitter altercation over a girlfriend involving two rival groups, according a police report.

The spokesperson for the Katsina State Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, on Saturday confirmed the arrest of six suspects in connection to the violent clash that claimed the life of Barda.

He said, “On September 28, 2023, at about 1320 hrs, a tragic incident occurred at Darawa quarters, Dutsinma LGA, Katsina State, involving eight (8) students of the Federal University Dutsinma. The incident was the result of a heated altercation between the students over a relationship with a fellow female student, which escalated tragically, leading to the death of one of the students involved.

“The Command takes this matter very seriously and is currently conducting a thorough investigation to determine the facts surrounding the incident, as six (6) of the students in connection with the incident have been arrested.

“We are working diligently to gather and analyze all available evidence, including eyewitness testimonies, with the aim of establishing a comprehensive understanding of the events that transpired while upholding the principles of justice and fairness.

“As the investigation progresses, updates will be shared with the public to ensure transparency. We encourage any individual with relevant information about the incident that will assist the investigation to step forward, as all information received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.”

In the same vein, the Vice -Chancellor of the university, Prof. Armaya`u Hamisu Bichi who also confirmed the incident said the institution would sanction the affected students.

Bichi, while receiving the report of a committee on the matter, vowed to fully implement all the recommendations of the Ad hoc committee that investigated the circumstances that led to the death of the 200 level Computer Science and Information Technology, student.

“The university management has been up and doing since the occurrence of the unfortunate incident to ensure justice is served to all.

“A preliminary report submitted to the management by the committee revealed that the unfortunate incident occurred outside the university’s campus but upon receipt of information university Security were quickly mobilised to the scene for prompt intervention that halted further altercation between the students and apprehension of some students involved.

“The matter has already been taken over by police which led to the arrest of six students that are in connection with the incident as confirmed by the police official press statement,” Bichi said.

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