There was palpable tension in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, as hundreds of students of Government Science School, Lafia, trooped out on the streets of the metropolis protesting the killing of a JSS II students of the school, named Amos Ovyeh, who was knocked-down by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s son, Khali.
It was gathered that the governor’s son knocked down the JSS II student with his vehicle at about 7pm on Sunday when he (the governor’s son) was returning from nightclub drunk to stupor.
The incident occurred when the student went out to buy torchlight batteries from a nearby shop by the school gate as there was no electricity in the school.
As a result, the students of the secondary school flooded the street of the state capital protesting the killing of their mate by the son of the state governor.
However, it took the swift intervention of security operatives and management of the school to calm the students.
An eyewitness told Independent that the governor’s son ran into a nearby mosque when he was chased by the irate students, pleading with the people at the mosque to rescue him from the students.
It was learnt then at the mosque that the governor’s son was drunk as alcohol was he oozing from his breath.
When Independent sought confirmation from the state commissioner for education, Ahmed Tijani, he said the ministry had sent delegation to the deceased family.
Also speaking, elder brother to the deceased’s father said during an interaction with government officials, that the family would leave everything in the hands of God to decide on their behalf, even as arrangement was being put in place by the state government to bury the late student.