It was gathered that an HND II Computer Science student of the polytechnic identified as Gabriel Adikwu was on Saturday night stabbed to death in his lodge by robbers.
Adikwu, who is an indigene of Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State was killed when the robbers stormed his apartment at Chelsea Lodge at about 9pm.
Following the killing, there were mounting tensions in the institution as some students protested over the incident and damaged polytechnic’s clinic facilities.
When contacted, Personal Assistant to the Rector of the Polytechnic, Simon Omale, who confirmed the incident, said the management of the polytechnic has closed down the institution until August 6 for the situation to calm down.
Omale, who expressed sadness over the tragic death of the student said his remains had been taken home for burial.