Following the brutal murder of four students by soldiers who were brought in quell a campus protest, Nassarawa State University has been shut down.
The students had embarked on the action, which was in its third day, to protest water scarcity.
Police sources in the State said that the soldiers killed the four students in a "fracas," and the university authorities announced the closure soon after the tragedy.
The Nigerian Army is known for using brutal tactics to suppress peaceful protesters, a fact that is well-known to university administrators nationwide. By inviting them, they seemed to have given tacit approval to the use of such force to confront unarmed students engaged in a peaceful protest.