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Adamawa Students Issues 7 Days Ultimatum to Dangote Group, Demands Justice for Slain Student

By Daniel Ayantoye

Dangote Truck and the deceased, Kamaluddeen Hussain

The National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS) has called on Dangote Group to take responsibility for the death of a 500 level Student of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Kamaluddeen Hussain who was killed by one of Dangotes Truck on the 4th March, 2020.

In a statement dated 15th April, 2020, signed by the Union National President, Comr. Gaddafi Hussaini and made available to Campus Focus, the union issued a 7 days ultimatum to the company to take neccessary steps or face legal actions.

According to the statement, the driver of the truck fled while the truck is currently in the police custody.

The statement read: “In the morning of March 4th, 2020, with tearful eyes and broken heart we buried a dear colleague and friend, Kamaluddeen Hussain. A 500 level of the Department of Management Technology. MAUTECH, Yola.

“He had been killed the previous evening by a careless driver behind the wheel of a Dangote truck with the number ICT-14D-045. Withnesses at the gruesome scene confirmed that the driver was overspending when he lost control and headed for the far road side where Kamaluddeen and a few others were standing and ran over them. Kamaluddeen gave up the ghost instantly at the scene. The reckless driver fled the scene and the truck was ceased by the police and it’s still in their custody.

“This is two months after the unfortunate event, but no represnetaive of Dangote Group even paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased, not to talk of taking responsibility for the actions of their reckless driver and compensating the family.

“We at NUADSS express our complete and profound dissatisfaction at this negligence. We hereby call on Dangote Group to immediately take responsibility for the actions of their reckless driver and compensation the family of the deceased within the next seven days or we will have no choice but to resort in taking matters to the court to get justice for our member, brother and friend.

“I call on all relevant stakeholders and human rights organisations to join us in getting justice for Kamaluddeen.” It added.

As at the time of filing this report effort to get response from the Adamawa State Police PRO, Suleiman Yahaya, proved abortive as phone calls and texts messages was not been responding to.

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