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Katsina Varsity students’ death saga: 7 have died from cholera, meningitis—Students

Only 2 died—Institution’s authorities

By Bashir Bello

KATSINA—The death of two students of Federal University of Dustinma, FUDMA, Katsina State, is set to pitch the students against the university authorities over the cause of their deaths.

While the students are claiming that their colleagues died from cholera and meningitis, the school authorities, yesterday, debunked the claims as untrue.

Some students, who do not want to be named, said the school authorities are being economical with the truth, as about seven students have died in one week due to cholera.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Isyaku Karofi, identified the two deceased students as Kayode Gabriel, a 100 Level student, and Abubakar Safiyanu, 200 Level, both of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; they died on February 23 and 26, respectively.

Karofi said one of the students was ill for a week without visiting the clinic, while the other had stomach ache which led to his death.

According to him, “the Acting Vice Chancellor met with students this morning (yesterday), where he condoled with them and asked them to visit the university clinic as well as use the borehole water for drinking.

“He directed the medical director to station nurses in the hostels for first aid services.”

Karofi disclosed that the VC urged parents to ignore rumours that nine students or 20 were dead, as he described the people spreading the rumours as enemies of the university.




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