The protest against the removal of subsidy on petrol continued in some states yesterday with claims that the police in Kano shot a student dead in the course of breaking up the rally. The leader of the Kano students protesters, Comrade Audu Bulama, claimed that the student was shot dead by the police at the Jubilee Roundabout in Kano, which the protesters have renamed “Tahrir Square.” But the Kano Police spokesman, Musa Musa Majiya, denied the shooting allegation. Protests and rallies continued in different parts of the country, grounding socio-economic activities. Activities in Benin City, Edo State, and parts of Edo North Senatorial District were disrupted for over six hours as thousands of people gathered in response to a call by the Coalition to Save Nigeria (CSN) group for a mass protest against the removal of subsidy from petrol. But the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has again restated that the subsidy removal would ensure the socio-economic development of the country. Sanusi explained that he was in support of the policy out of his conviction that Nigerians would reap the dividend derivable from it in no distant time from now.