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UPDATED: 08:40, September 07, 2006
Nigerian High Commission in Ghana urges students to remain calm
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An official of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana has appealed to Nigerian students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, south Ghana, to remain calm to maintain the cordial relationship between Ghana and Nigeria, the Ghana News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The commission's Second Secretary Ajiboya Idiyem made the call when addressing Nigerian students in KNUST during a fact- finding mission on the case in which Ukpong Uddo Udungude, a second-year social science student was allegedly stabbed to death by suspected armed robber Agyemang Duah last Thursday. The other two Nigerian students were injured in the event.

They were said to be pursuing Duah for stealing a DVD player and three tabletop speakers during a power outage.

Idiyem said the students should remain calm as the investigations were still going on.

KNUST security head William Kofi Addo told Idiyem that the incident was unfortunate and made the commitment to handle any form of violence or robbery to enable the students to make their academic work in peace.

In response to the case, Nigerian students at the University blocked campus roads in front of the Administration Block and smashed windscreens of vehicles.

A state of emergency has been declared at the KNUST by the Ghananian authorities. Taxis entering and leaving the campus were searched while staff and students are all required to carry their identity cards at all times until a further notice comes down.

Source: Xinhua


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