Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sporadic Gunshots Spark Fear in College of Education Kastina-Ala

Daily Trust gathered that some unidentified gunmen on Sunday evening gained entrance into the college premises and continued to shoot sporadically until 11am on Monday.

Sporadic gunshots rocked the College of Education (COE) in Kastina-Ala local government area of Benue state causing panic among residents in and outside campus.

 It was learnt that the development was not unconnected with the protest that has greeted the appointment of Dr. Mattias Ndev as the new Provost for the college. He was appointed by Governor Gabriel Suswam after the expiration of tenure of the outgone provost, Dr. Hans Senwua.

 According to a source, two communities of Ikyurav-Tiev and Shitile, where the institution is located have been at each other's throats ever since the new appointment was made barely two weeks ago as each laid claim that it was their turn to produce the provost.

 Our correspondent further learnt that no casualty was recorded. Some students said they had a terrified night as gunshots rented the air and disrupted their preparation for the coming examinations even as bullets pulled through some lecture halls while a few lecturers resident at the staff quarters were beaten up.

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