Bida Poly – Bida town was thrown into confusion yesterday as students of the Federal Polytechnic Bida clashed with commercial drivers at the Esso Motor Park, according to a report by Vanguard.
It was gathered that the clash lasted for hours with some shops destroyed and many sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The clash later spread to some other major streets of the town.
Vanguard gathered that trouble started after some students boarded a commercial bus from Minna to Bida on Saturday and agreed with the driver to take them straight to the campus.
Having settled and paid the price agreed, the driver later reneged on the agreement by taking them to the park where he eventually asked them to alight.
The students, it was gathered went to the garage to lay their complaints to the officials but they were ignored and this infuriated them.
The students returned to the garage yesterday, (Sunday) with some of the Students Union officials to lay their complaints but were allegedly beaten up by some boys in the garage who outnumbered them and injured some of them.
The Institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Husseini Enagi, who confirmed the incident said the students returned to the campus, mobilized themselves and went back to town on rampage.