Nursing students protest colleague’s death in Anambra


Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

 

Students of School of Nursing, Iyienu Mission hospital, Ogidi in Idemili North local government area of Anambra state on Monday protested the death of one of their students, Emmanuel Aniagudo.

The deceased, a second-year male student, was reportedly crushed to death by a hit-and-run driver along the old Onitsha/Enugu last Friday.

Aniagudo was said to be crossing to the other side of the ever-busy road when he was suddenly knocked down by the speeding sienna car and thrown into the drainage system.

The driver reportedly sped off, leaving the deceased in the pool of his blood that gushed out from his mouth and nose.

The protesting students, mostly in their nursing gowns, carried placards, barricading the major road and making bonfire with used tyres.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards read, “Enough of these killings”, “we need check-points”, there should be bumps inside the hospital premises and on the major road where the student nurse was…



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