Students of the University of Abuja have taken to the streets blocking the Abuja – Gwagwalada highway in protest over the killing of their colleague; a second level student.
The students alleged that a reckless driver had killed the student and ran over four others who were seriously injured.
The protesters blocked both entrance and exit sides of the highway, which is the the main expressway into Nigeria’s capital city since 6am, causing traffic gridlocks on the ever-busy Abuja expressway.
They also didn’t allow any vehicle to pass the highway but permitted passengers to disembark from vehicles and gave them freeway to go about their daily duty.
According to them, a 200 level student of the university died in a tragic car accident while she was running from armed robbers that attacked her on her way to school.
It was gathered that the incident happened in front of the school’s permanent site gate.