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Police shoot protesting UNIPORT student

11 April 2016, 18:21Lekan Oladeinde

Port Harcourt - The peaceful protest embarked on by students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State on Monday morning turned violent.

One of the policemen drafted to quell the demonstration allegedly shot dead one of the protesting students.

The victim, Peter Ofurum was a member of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the school.

Ofurum was also the President of the Faculty of Management Science Students Association.

His death further, irked the already aggrieved students, who went about destroying school properties.

The students are protesting a hike in their tuition fee by management of the school.

They had earlier grounded academic activities in the institution, blocking major entry and exit points in the school..

The school’s  Senate has since announced the closure of the school for one month.

- News 24


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