Students burn SUG building, vehicle over cancellation of ‘signing out’ ceremony

Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has been shut indefinitely after final-year students went on rampage.

The students destroyed the school’s 500-seater lecture theatre, burnt the Students’ Union Government (SUG) building and also destroyed the SUG president’s vehicle.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that no life was lost during the incident but the police have arrested some of the students.

School rector Ibrahim Umar, who announced the closing of the school, said the students were protesting against the cancellation of “signing out’’ ceremony for the year.

He explained that at the end of their final year, students celebrate “signing out’’, but the activity was cancelled this year by the Students Affairs Division following unfavourable security reports.

He said the students refused to comply with the cancellation and went on rampage.

He added that a committee would be set up to look into the issue.

“We have closed the institution till further notice,” he said.

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