By Brian Mwale

Police in Lusaka have apprehended 10 people in connection with the riots that occurred at the University of Zambia -UNZA- last night.

Police Spokesperson RAE HAMOONGA says the 10 include five UNZA students who were apprehended between 20:00 hours last night.

Mr. HAMONGA adds that five others apprehended are from various compounds.

He says more than 500 students rioted over the cancellation of the 2023 UNZA Students Union elections due to financial challenges.

Mr. HAMOONGA says the students blocked Great East road with drums, stones, burnt tyres and started stoning motor vehicles.

He says five shops were broken into and assorted groceries whose value is yet to be established were looted within the University during the riots.

Mr. HAMOONGA has told ZNBC News that Police officers have been deployed around the campus and are monitoring the situation and Investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

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