On 24/Mar/2014 / In Medical News
BAUCH:The Bauchi State Government has closed the School of Health Technology, Ninigi, sue to students protest over the death of their colleague. Dr Sani Malami, the Commissiner for Health, told newsmen in Bauchi that the school had to be closed to forestall breakdown of law and order.
"This has become necessary following a riot orchestrated by a handful of the students, protesting against the death of their fellow student, allegedly of colera.
"Unfortunately, what began as a peaceful protest was hijacked by miscreants who seized the opportunity to molest and terrotise law abiding commuters on the
"This is totally unaceptab le and we condemn the abominable act in the strongest terms" he said Malami said the authorities of the insitution have been directed to conduct a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the incident He expressed surprise that the institutio, with three functional boreholes, best school clinic in the state, adequate WC and VIP toilets and a very hygienic environment, could be said to harbour cholera virus."With these facilities on ground, how could the students have acquired cholera"As matter of fact, up till this moment, there is no laboratory confirmation that we are dealing with an outbreak of cholera in the school", he said
The commissiner said that : nevertheless, we havestrengthened our surveillance and epidemiological processes in and around Ningi town
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