A 500-level Geology student at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Joseph Agabaidu, has been fatally stabbed in an attempted phone theft.
DAILY POST reports that the incident occurred as he returned to his lodge in Yelwa, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis, around 7 pm on Saturday.
The deceased is said to be the eldest among four children of his family who went to school at ATBU, Bauchi.
Despite efforts to get him medical help, he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.
Meanwhile, students at ATBU are planning a peaceful protest on Monday to highlight security concerns and urge the school management, government, and security agencies to enhance student safety.
One of the students who spoke in confidence told DAILY POST that the tragic incident comes after a similar incident last December involving another ATBU student.
“In the wake of this heartbreaking loss, we implore the school management, the police, and the Bauchi State government to prioritise and enhance the security of students within the state.
“Our community should not have to endure such sorrow, and proactive measures are crucial to prevent further tragedies.
“Joseph is an older brother to three other siblings of his, all schooling here in ATBU. The VP SUG, two other staff members of the university and his siblings will be conveying his corpse back home,” he stated