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Niger Delta University: Three Dead As Community Protest Removal From Institution’s Payroll

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At least three people were feared killed, this morning, by security operatives, as residents of Amassoma community, Bayelsa State, resumed their protest against the outcome of the reforms at the state-owned Niger-Delta University, NDU.


The protesters were reportedly angry that their names were removed from the university’s payroll for attaining the compulsory retirement age. .

They alleged that the state government was marginalising the people of Amassoma and denying them their only means of survival created by their late son and former Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

They had shut down the school and vowed not to open it until the state government reversed its decision. However, the university’s gate was opened today, prompting another round of protest which led to the killing of at least three.

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