Security operatives of the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP), Lokoja, have arrested one Shehu Tenimu Mohammed (ND-II), of the Department of Public Administration, of the institution.
He was arrested allegedly to have been in possession of a locally made pistol while making his way into the campus.
The Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, KSP, Uredo Omale stated in a statement that the student, with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170, was also carrying five rounds of live ammunition at the time of the arrest.
According to reports, vigilante security personnel of the Polytechnic were surprised during a routine check that instead of writing materials, the student came to the school with a gun.
On discovery of his strange ‘wares’, Mohammed had attempted to run away but the security personnel were able to stop him.
Picture caption: Shehu Mohammed holding the locally made gun found in his possession
He was reportedly on the campus to write his ND-II final examination before he was stopped by a ‘stop-and-search’ officer and was asked to hand over his belongings.
It was believed that the student was a cultist and may have planned to use the gun during the usually deadly end-of-examination celebrations by his colleagues.
The Kogi Poly Rector, Dr. S.O Usman, had announced a ban on such celebrations a few days ago.
He has since been handed over to the appropriate law enforcement agency for further interrogation and investigation.
Security operatives in the school had consequently embarked on routine checks on students and visitors to the institution.