Students of Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, have deserted the institution following Sunday night’s riot over alleged blasphemous statement against Prophet Muhammad posted by a student on WhatsApp.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the statement was allegedly posted on the engineering students’ group WhatsApp by a student, a development that angered some Muslim students to stage a protest that turned violent.
There had been growing tension in the institution, following a recent students’ union election that polarised the students along religious lines.
Speaking on the development, Public Relations Office of the institution, Hajiya Halima Bala, said she has no details of the destruction in the school.
Bala said that students have been packing out of the school while security has been beefed up.
Bala said that the first semester examination scheduled to commence today (Monday) has been suspended.
“As I talk to you now the university management meeting is ongoing. After the management meeting, there will be Senate meeting for the next line of action to be taken by the university,” Bala said.