The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru on Wednesday denied involvement in the killing of four students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, NSUK.
Four students of the university in Keffi were shot dead on Monday while protesting lack of water and electricity in the institution.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru said, “First and foremost I want to clarify the fact that Nigerian Army troops in Keffi did not shoot any of the students of the Nasarawa State University.”
“The violent crowd burnt don two vehicles at the police station located across the campus and seized a tanker loaded with fuel wih the intention of burning down the whole station.”
“The combined efforts of 177 Guards Battalion troops operatives prevented the hoodlums on this act.”
“The violent action of the crowds led to soldiers of the troop sustaining various degrees of injuries from the stones, bottles and metals thrown at them…”