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    Breaking: FUTY shut down as Christian, Muslim students clash. 1 death recorded

    There is an ongoing pandemonium at the Federal University of Technology, Yola, FUTY over claim by Muslims students that, a fellow student made a blasphemous remark against Prophet Muhammed.
    According to the students who are currently on the run following the unrest at the campus, few weeks to the Student Union Government, SUG election, there was a threat by a student on a Facebook page warning the school authority should take action against the alleged claim of blasphemy or the Muslim students would take all necessary action to stop academic activities in the institution.
    However, other students who spoke to DAILY POST at the time of the incident said, the riot was not as a result of the alleged claim of blasphemy, but as a result of the election of the Student’s Union Government, where one Haliru Amos emerged the Union President, as against the expectation of the seeming majority Muslims students.
    ” The Fellowship of the Muslim Students, wanted one Hamza to be the SUG president, and they promised to give him all the backing. The Fellowship of Christian Students also brought in Haliru Amos, and gave him all the backing. Along the line ,the Muslims students could not reach an agreement, which made Haliru to have a smooth run to emerge the SUG President.
    “This is what annoyed them and informed the unrest this evening. I believe some of the lecturers are backing them. The student who issued out a threat earlier was not called to order or arrested by the school authority. So, they always feel they can do anything and get away with,” a student told DAILY POST.
    Our Correspondent also reportsthat, the students who are trooping out of the school said, they were asked to leave the school premises as at the time of this report
    A student of the University has been killed in the ensuing riot. 
    Sources within the University told DAILY POST that two University security men were also injured by the rioting students.
    Lecture halls 1 and 2 as well as another hall where musical instruments for Christians were kept have been vandalise and the instrument destroyed.
    Also two mosques were vandalise and religious books destroyed by angry students who went on rampage.
    A senior lecture, who did not want his name in print told DAILY POST Monday afternoon that, the students who are supposed to have began writing exams were all asked to leave the university premises.
    According to him, “the situation would have generated into serious issues but for soldiers who came in and scare the rioters. It is very unfortunate that such a barbaric attitude is found among learned people.
    “Students are suppose to be concerned with their education and not to mingle in anything that may derail their learning. Today, instead of giving their parents the joy and fulfilment for the purpose for which they send them to school, they are creating situation which only give parents high blood pressure. This is unfortunate and should be discourage by our religious, political as well as authorities in our institutions,” he said.
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