From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Gov Yayaha Bello of Kogi State
Staff and students of Kogi state university, Ayingba were thrown into mourning on Wednesday evening when one Ali Shariff, a 300 – level student in the department of Philosophy and Religious studies was allegedly stabbed to death .
He was said to have been killed by one Yusuf popularly known as Santa Cruise, a 100 level student of the department of public administration.
According to an eye witness account, the deceased who marked his birthday on the day he was killed was said to have attempted to separate a quarrel between Yusuf, his killer and one other student when the incident occurred.
The account said the incident happened at about 4pm, Wednesday in front of the school gate behind MTN office close to the deceased lodge.
The late Shariff described as easy -going and gentle was said to have had similar misunderstanding with Yusuf, who was his room mate , but the issue was said to have been amicably resolved by their landlord.
Shariff, also the operator of Umbrella multimedia studio was said to have been stabbed with a broken bottle in the neck and he bled to death before help could reach him.
He was confirmed dead by medical personnel at the Good shepherd hospital, Ayingba.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Joseph Edegbo refused to pick several calls made to him on his cell phone neither did he respond to a text message sent to him.
However, the Police Public Relations officer of the Kogi state command of the Nigeria Police Force, Williams Aya when contacted confirmed the killing saying that the police is currently trailing the killer for arrest and immediate prosecution.