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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Varsity student hacked to death

The National Association of University Students has condemned the  killing of a 200 level Computer Science Student of the Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, Abubakar Barda.

Reports said Barda was hacked to death on September 28, 2023  allegedly by a group of fellow students at Darawa quarters, Dutsinma, following aggravated disputes related to a relationship with a fellow female student. 

A statement by the National Director, Gender and Student's Empowerment, Comrade Salamatu Sulaiman said the escalated dispute, "ultimately led to the loss of one of our own".

The statement added that the entire FUDMA community was deeply grieved by the untimely death of Barda, while consoling Barda's family, friends, and all those affected by the tragedy.

According to the statement , "we are deeply saddened to address the general public and the entire community of Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina State in light of a recent and tragic incident that unfolded within our cherished institution."

"Late Abubakar Barda, a promising 200-level student of the Computer Science Department at FUDMA, has regrettably lost his life in a shocking and unforeseen circumstance. In the wake of this heartbreaking incident, we believe it is of utmost importance to provide accurate information to the public, dispelling any rumours or misconceptions that may have arisen."

"On September 28, 2023, a grievous incident occurred at Darawa quarters, Dutsinma LGA, Katsina State, involving eight (8) students of Federal University Dutsinma. This incident resulted from a heated altercation among the students, which tragically escalated following disputes related to a relationship with a fellow female student. This escalation ultimately led to the loss of one of our own."

"The entire FUDMA community is deeply grieved by this untimely loss, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Abubakar Barda's family, friends, and all those affected by this profound tragedy.This incident is made all the more heartbreaking by the realization that the individuals involved are fellow students within our beloved university."

"Federal University Dutsinma has consistently stood as a symbol of unity and diversity, where students from various backgrounds coexist harmoniously. It is indeed heartbreaking to witness division or discord among our student body. We emphatically state that the actions of a few should never be allowed to define the collective spirit of our institution."

"As a close-knit academic community, we must respond to this tragedy with compassion, empathy, and unity. We pledge that all requisite measures will be taken to ensure that justice is served. An ongoing investigation, in collaboration with relevant security agencies, is diligently being pursued."

"The identification and arrest of suspects associated with this tragic incident have already commenced. We want to reassure everyone that the students involved are currently in custody, and a thorough investigation is underway."

"We humbly implore the entire FUDMA community and the general public to stand together during this trying time. Let us remember Abubakar Barda for the positive impact he had on our lives and resolve to carry his legacy forward. Together, we can cultivate an environment characterized by unity, respect, and safety for all our students."

"Federal University Dutsinma remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering an inclusive and respectful atmosphere for all its students, irrespective of their backgrounds. We remain resolute in upholding the values that define our institution as a sanctuary of learning, growth, and harmony."

"In honour of Abubakar Barda, may we draw strength from unity, and may his soul rest in eternal peace," the statement added.

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