Ex-Militants unleash mayhem in Igbinedion varsity, vandalize vehicle, matchete students

Several students of  Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City have been left injured as suspected ex-militants invaded the school premises  around 5am Sunday morning.

The violence continued till about 4pm.

The armed attackers while shooting sporadically, destroyed school infrastructure, vandalized vehicles  and machete students.

An eye witness who spoke to Vanguard said that the violent youths were “destroying cars, macheting people, shooting sporadically and have injured several students while many are feared to have been kidnapped. They have also blocked the main gate of the school so no one can come in or go out”

“There’s a lot of chaos in the school right now and the students are all scared as the militants have gained access into one of the girls hostel”, the source said.

Right now, the tertiary institution is now calm.

Reports have it that the violence was the result of a clash between students and ex-militants, who are also students of the school.

Igbinedion University has  about 200 repentant militants on admission under the Federal Government amnesty programme.

UPDATE:  Two men were reportedly beheaded by suspected ex-militants in the ensuing violence. One of the beheaded men is pictured below.


  1. Love of money is root of all evil. Igbinedon love for money caused all these? why did he allowed ex-miliant to be admitted to his institution, are there no federal universities to give admission to ex-militant? is just a pity that innocent soul will suffered for this act. He shouldnt have allow them admission at first instance, these are boys that had carried sophificated weapon before?