The Federal University Dutsin-Ma in Katsina has taken action in response to the alleged murder of a 200-level student, Abubakar Nasir-Barda, by suspending six students believed to be connected to the incident.
Habib Aminu-Umar, the institution’s spokesperson, made this announcement in a statement released on Sunday.
The suspension decision was made following the arrest of the suspects by the state police command in connection with the tragic incident.
University mourns tragic altercation
The university management expressed deep sadness and regret over the unfortunate altercation that led to the untimely death of the Computer Science and Information Technology student.
The altercation reportedly stemmed from a dispute over a female student.
The university management promptly responded to the incident by establishing an interim ad-hoc committee to investigate the case and provide updates to the management.
According to Aminu-Umar, the preliminary report submitted by the committee on September 30, 2023, indicated that the incident occurred off-campus.
However, the university’s security personnel were swiftly deployed to the scene to prevent further altercations and apprehend some of the students involved.
The matter has since been taken over by the police, leading to the arrest of six students in connection with the incident, as confirmed by the police’s press statement.
The interim report from the ad-hoc committee recommended that the university management invoke Section 5.5(a) of the University Academic Policy, resulting in the indefinite suspension of all six students involved in the case pending the outcome of the police investigation.