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Adamawa poly shut after police raid

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Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has been shut after a combined team of military and police personnel allegedly raided the main campus and attacked students with clubs and machete.

Several students were reportedly injured and some part of the building set ablaze.

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The security forces, who reportedly chased students out of their hostels and used weapons on them, allegedly caused injuries to several unsuspecting students preparing for exams.

According to witnesses, the face-off among the students started shortly after the management passed a notice banning a popular graduation campus culture ‘Signing Out’.

“The angry students then took their celebrations outside the campus, which led to gridlocks on the street opposite the campus.

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“As the students, who graduated today began a similar celebration, some security forces stormed the campus between 12.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and began shooting into the air and chasing students all over the campus,” the witness said.

It was gathered that some angry students set one of the school buildings on fire as a result of the mayhem.

Following the mayhem, the school management issued a statement closing down the school. The statement, which was signed by the Registrar, Rebecca Kinjir, reads: “This is to inform all staff and students that, for security reason, the polytechnic is closed with immediate effect.”

“Students are to vacate the hostel and school premises immediately. Students that are yet to finish their examinations are to write their examinations after the Easter break. Comply with the directive and give peace a chance.”

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