NATIONAL Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, weekend, attributed the killing of four students of University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to inadequate hostel facilities on the campus, insisting that this had been responsible for violence on campuses of Nigerian Universities.
NANS, in a statement by the Zone B Coordinator, Mr. Obasi Chinonso, said over 75 per cent of university students in the country were living off campus.
He denied allegation that students burnt four houses at Aluu in Rivers State, during a protest against the killing of the students last week.
He said: “During the protest which lasted 12 hours, the leadership of NANS in the zone ensured that it was not hijacked by hoodlums. None of our students was involved in the burning of houses. The arson was committed by the indigenes of Aluu to gain sympathy from the public.”
The students called on the Federal Government and management of the University of Port Harcourt to provide more hostel facilities on campus to avoid a reoccurrence and put a stop to a situation where majority of its students reside off campus.