Students’ protest grounds Kogi

LOKOJA, the Kogi State capital was locked down on Thursday as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) protest the continued closure of the Kogi State University, Anyigba.

The students, who were mobilised by the national secretariat of the body gathered at the popular Ganaja junction, Lokoja as early as 7am blocking the major road that passes through the town.

Travellers going to the Eastern part of the country from Abuja and those returning to the capital city were stranded as there was no vehicular movement on the road.

The students blocked the road with various objects including their vehicles, blocks, wooden materials among others.

The protesters, who carried placards were said to be demonstrating against the non payment of their lecturers’ salaries which had led to the strike action by the lecturers.

More details later.