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.
D ex-militants should b killed not given amnesty,luk at dis cruel act(beheadin sm1)dats just too bad
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?
is devastating of the fact that corruption and crime in nigeria is becoming out spreading. but i believe that the federal government will have a role to play for
us by providing us with maximum security.
Na waoooh,c hw innocent souls were been killed,2 d extent of beheading dem.hmmm Heartless pple.May God save us
Do unto odas as u want dem 2 do unto u…dose in question should be executed same way
he who lives by d sword,dies by it.those ex militant deserve to die using razor to behead dem,