Bauchi State government has set up a committee to investigate the crisis which followed the suspension of a Student Union Government (SUG) election at College of Education (COE) Kangere.
In a statement signed on behalf of Bauchi State commissioner of education by the Information Officer Bauchi State ministry of education, Dauda Sani, it stated that the committee was constituted following the incidence which occurred at the school on Wednesday.
"Following the unfortunate incidence that occurred on Wednesday 24th May,2017 that led to a conflict between the Nigeria Army and the students of College Of Education, Kangere, the government has constituted a High Powered Committee to look into the matter and investigate the remote causes of the conflict," the statement stated.
The 10-man committee which was given one week to complete it’s assignment is to be chaired by Permanent member II Bauchi State SUBEB, Ibrahim Sule while Director Training and Manpower, Hajiya Asma’u A. Fateh will serve as Secretary.
Other members of the committee include; Provost College Of Agriculture, Bauchi, Professor Ladan Mohd Shehu, Chairman Special Schools Management Board, Yakubu Ibrahim Hamza and the Director Higher Education, Bauchi State Ministry Of Education, Ladan Sambo.
The rest include; Representatives of Brigade Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Commissioner of Police Bauchi State, Director State Security Services, Commandant , Bauchi State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Dfence Corps (NSCDC) , President National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS).
Menwhile,the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has called on Acting President, Professor, Yemi Osibanjo, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state, Chief of Army Staff Lt , Tukur Yusuf Burutai, and the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to set up a committee that will investigate shooting of innocent students by Nigeria Army at College of Education Kangere.
NANS Vice President, National Affairs, Comrade Shetima Umar made the call at a press conference in Bauchi, saying that there is the need to set up the committee to investigate the remote cause of the violence and alleged shooting of student in the college by soldiers.
"The Nigeria Army should compensate the affectedNANS also gave the Bauchi State police command’s PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed 48 hours to apologise to Nigerian Students for allegedly accusing them of criminal conspiracy and public disturbance and hiding the fact that the students were shots not injured as stated in his press statement.
They also gave management of the college of education Kangere 48 hours to inform students who invited army during SUG elections and should also resume back it’s normal academic activities within 2 weeks.
The NANS vice president commended The state police command for releasing the 32 students arrested during the incident.
It could be recalled that a crisis erupted after the suspension of Students Union Government (SUG) elections on Wednesday , May 24th 2017 crisis erupted during the SUG elections at the college of education Kangere.
The crisis later led to the alleged shooting and injuring of some students by soldiers which the Nigerian army denied in a statement.