Just In: Kano students protest closure of schools

By Yusuf Adam

Angry students of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education have staged protest over closure of schools in Kano.

Daily Telescope gathered that the angry students started the peaceful protest from the premises of the college.

However, the students later trooped out of the school and blocked the busy Zaria road, thereby causing serious traffic jam.

Daily Telescope learnt that it took the quick intervention of armed policemen to stop the protest that was hijacked by some hoodlums who tried to turn it violent.

Eye witness, Isyaku Salisu told Daily Telescope that if not for the quick response on the part of police the peaceful protest might have turned violent.

He said: “Some hoodlums have already hijacked the protest and mounted road blocks along the busy Zaria road before the arrival of the police.

“Police dispersed the protesters and allowed motorists and other road users to go about their normal businesses.”

One of the protesting students, who craved for anonymity for fear of victimization, said they were not happy with new development.

He said some of them were writing their exam when the news for the closure of schools was announced by the school authority.

“Honestly speaking, we were not happy with this development because we are expecting to finish our exam in the next few days.

“This is a serious setback to many students especially those that are writing their exams. Government should have allowed us to finish our exams before closing the schools.”

A lecturer in the college, who does not want his name in print, told Daily Telescope that the protesters did not cause any serious damage during the protest.

He said they only destroyed a road demarcation structure within the premises of the college.

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