The management of Bayero University has said that young Kamaluddeen Moshood, a 200-level student in the Department of Accounting, died after being hit by a moving vehicle, warning against any form of protest.
The Secretary of the University, Mallam Lamara Garba, said in a statement that the sad incident occurred on Saturday, 12 June, 2021, at the National Orthopedic Hospital Dala, Kano, following injuries he sustained as a result of a road traffic accident (RTA).
“And any planned protest by any person will be viewed as anti progress of the University and will be met with decisive action,” he said.
He said Kamaluddeen was hit by a fast-moving vehicle outside the University on Tuesday, 8th June 2021 at about 10:00 pm. and on receiving the report of the accident, the Vice Chancellor, instantly directed the Dean of the Students Affairs to visit the scene and take all necessary action.
“The driver of the vehicle was apprehended while the victim was rushed to the hospital under the supervision of the University Director of Health Services for prompt medical attention as he sustained multiple fractures,” Garba said.
“While at the Hospital, preliminary investigations revealed that Kamaluddeen had a severe crush leg injury and needed to have his leg amputated to save him. However, the doctors who observed his condition advised that in view of his unstable condition, it may not be possible to conduct such a major operation. It was in the process of stabilizing his health that he gave up the ghost.
“The Management wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of young Kamaluddeen, his friends, associates as well as the entire members of the University community.
“While commiserating with members of the University community over the sad demise of Kamaluddeen, the management of the University however, wishes to strongly warn against any plan by students or group of persons to engage in any act that could jeopardise the peace being enjoyed on campus in whatever form.
“The University has done everything possible in order to save young Kamaluddeen. The University will not therefore, condone any act of uncivilized behavior whatsoever which will disrupt the peace on our campuses. Any student(s) caught doing so will be decisively dealt with.
“Any breach of this warning will be viewed very seriously by the University management. All seriously minded students are advised by this announcement to face their studies and prepare for the forthcoming second semester examination which is just around the corner. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, for a word is enough for the wise. ”
“In the meantime, it should also be noted that in its determined effort to ensure the safety of students and other stakeholders of the University, the Management had, early this year (2021) made a submission to the Federal Ministry of Works on the urgent need to construct a pedestrian bridge near the main gate of the New Campus for use by students in crossing over the trunk ‘A’ highway that passes by the side of the university.”
Lamara added that already, the Ministry had obliged to the request of constructing the bridge and arrangement has gone far in that regard.