The Senate of Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola has ordered an indefinite closure of the school following students’ unrest Sunday.
The decision was the outcome of an emergency meeting of the Senate which took place Monday.
The school confirmed one student had been killed.
Earlier reports said the crisis was caused by a student union government leadership tussle.
But the News Agency of Nigeria has quoted sources as denying that claim, saying instead the violence started following an alleged blasphemy of the Prophet Muhammad on WhatsApp.
Premium Times also learnt that even before the latest crisis, there had been growing tension in the institution, following a recent students’ union election that polarised the students along religious lines.
The alleged blasphemy led to protests and calls for the school authority to take action, a student, Sadik Musa, told Premium Times.
The school management did not immediately confirm or deny the cause of the crisis.