A controversy is brewing over the alleged death of five students of Kaduna College of Education who were purportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen.


Audu Maikori, a Nigerian lawyer and entertainment entrepreneur, had on Monday, January 23, tweeted that his driver’s younger brother and five students of the institution were killed in an attack.

However, the management of Kaduna state College of Education, Gidan-Waya, maintained that none of its students were killed by the Fulani herdsmen in the Southern Kaduna crisis.

The institution issued the denial in a rejoinder signed by Samuel M.B Tukurah, the college’s registrar.

The statement read; “The Kaduna State College of Education Gidan-Waya is in receipt of a report on unfounded news going round the media, especially social media that five (5) students of the college were ambushed and killed by Fulani Herdsmen on their way to the college Kagaro Gidan-Waya road on Sunday 22nd January 2017.


“The college wishes to categorically state that the story is totally false and unfounded, similarly, the college is not aware or in receipt of any report of such incidence from the police.

“Moreover, the college does not run any department of mass communication and all her students of the Gidan-Waya campus are presently on break.

“We are surprised that such insinuation is being patronised and perpetrated by reputable media outfits.

“Members of the general public are therefore, called upon to totally disregard such stories as they are mere attempts to compound the security challenges being experienced in Southern Kaduna and the state in general.”


The incident which caught the eye of the general public through Maikori’s tweet has since then become even more controversial as the lawyer took to his Twitter page to insist that the students were indeed killed.

The southern Kaduna crisis started a few months back and several Nigerians have lost their lives to the killings.

According to National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) the death toll in southern Kaduna has risen to 204.

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