Several persons were feared killed and others injured in a clash between students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, and some indigenes of the town.
The incident occurred after a disagreement between some of the students and a commercial driver on Saturday.
The driver was alleged to have shortchanged the students and reneged on an earlier agreement to drop them off at a location.
The students were said to have regrouped on Sunday and with the support of some of their colleagues and stormed the park. This resulted in a fight between the students and residents of the community.
The Institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Husseini Enagi confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Monday.
Although he said that the claims about the loss of lives could not be substantiated, he confirmed that several students were injured, and properties destroyed in the clash.
Some of the students, however, told Channels Television that at least five of their colleagues were killed in the clash.
Husseini said the institution’s management will meet to deliberate on the matter and to also ascertain more facts concerning the incident.