APC Primary – Two students of the Federal College of Education in Asaba, Delta state, southern Nigeria, were killed during the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north senatorial district of the state.
Concise News reports that the institution was used as the venue of the rescheduled primary election. The election was postponed as a result of the crisis in the Delta chapter of the party.
One of the policemen deployed in the institution for the exercise fired a bullet and it mistakenly hit the deceased students who were immediately taken to the hospital.
The speaker of the students’ union government (SUG) of the institution, Onochie Ubani, wondered why the school was used as a venue during an academic session.
Ubani identified Nweke Henry, a 200-level student of industrial technology as one of the deceased.
The SUG speaker said Henry had just completed his examination. There were different accounts on what led to the killing.
The reason why the officers opened fire on the crowd, is yet to be ascertained, but the bodies of the students were taken away, in the police van, to the Federal Medical Center, Asaba, and dumped.
However, Henry was confirmed dead, while Ndubuisi is still battling for survival and about to be operated on.