Confirmed reports reaching our news desks says Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma (AAU) Shut Down till further notice due to the ongoing protest by students of the institution because of hike in fee.
The protest was bloody as a student was shot on the leg. Thank God no life was lost.
A press statement signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, said
The decision to close the institution indefinitely was reached after the University’ Senate reviewed the students’ protest.
He said the university’s Senate viewed the protest as uncalled for and unnecessary as management was already looking into their grievances.
The students barricaded the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi highway. He denied social media report that two students were shot by security agents.
He said the students were given until 4pm to vacate the institution. “No student was shot. They barricaded the highway and soldiers escorting an Army vehicle that was passing the road had to shoot into the air to scare the students away.”