Kaduna College Of Education Dismisses Report Of Students Allegedly Killed By Herdsmen
The Kaduna State college of Education, Gida Waya in Kaduna State has dismissed report of the death of 5 students killed in Southern Kaduna.
Former CEO of Chocalate City Group, Audu Makori had posted on his twitter handle that his younger brother’s driver and five students of the college were ambushed and killed by herdsmen.
His tweet: “My driver’s younger brother & 5 others students of college of education gidanWaya were ambushed & killed by herdsmen yesterday,” formed the basis of a report by Vanguard newspaper.
But a rejoinder by the Acting Registrar of the college, Samuel Tukurah denied the report as unfounded as the college does not run a Mass Communication department as reported by Vanguard.
“Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya is in receipt of a report on unfounded news going round the media especially the social media that five (5) students of the College were ambushed and killed by Fulani Herdsmen on their way to the College along Kagoro-Gidan Waya road on Sunday, 22nd January, 2017.”
“The College wishes to categorically state that the story is totally false and unfounded. Similarly, the College is not aware or in receipt of any report of such incidence from the Police. Moreover, the College does not run any Department of Mass Communication and all her students of the Gidan-Waya campus are presently on break.”
“We are surprised that such insinuation is being patronised and perpetrated by certain reputable media outfits such as Vanguard.”
“Members of the general public are therefore, called upon to totally disregard such stories as they are mere attempt to compound the security challenges being experienced in Southern Kaduna and the State in general.”
Meanwhile, another picture has emerged on the Social Media indicating that Maikori lied in an earlier tweet on the killings in Southern Kaduna.
Maikori tweeted a photograph of some persons alleged to have been killed in Kaduna in December, but checks reveal that the picture was used in an October, 2015 article published by The Leaders News Online.