The management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (KSUSTA), Aliero, has announced the indefinite closure of the institution over the death of a final-year student.
According to NAN, Musa Labbo, the institution’s registrar, broke the news in a statement on Sunday.
“This is to inform all students of the university that the management has directed the closure of the school indefinitely. Therefore, all students are hereby directed to leave the university with immediate effect,” the statement read.
Sale-Kanya, (the deceased) who was about to write his final examination, was said to have bought a handset in Aliero town on Saturday and subsequently made payment through a transfer.
Shortly after purchasing the handset, he had gone into the examination hall and switched it off.
It was learned that when he switched on the handset a few hours later, he realised that the money he transferred for the payment of the phone had been reversed due to network failure.
The deceased was said to have returned to Aliero town to pay for the handset in cash. But on getting to the place, an angry mob was said to have descended on the student and beaten him into coma.
He was rushed to the General Hospital, Aliero, but was confirmed dead shortly after he was admitted, an eyewitness told NAN.