Pressure as Uniben college students conflict with troopers, shut down establishment over ATM

Tension as Uniben students clash with soldiers, shut down institution over ATM

College students of the College of Benin (UNIBEN) have clashed with troopers of the Nigerian Military over what many alleged to be oppression by army officers.

The troopers clashed with the scholars after attempting to withdraw cash from the varsity ATM and allegedly ordered college students to lie down.

This didn’t sit nicely with a number of college students, culminating in an change of phrases and the establishment’s Chief Safety Officer (CSO) involvement.

The troopers have been alleged to have attacked and slapped the CSO, who had tried to make peace between the troopers and the scholars.

In response to a supply on the scene;

“The troopers got here into the varsity to withdraw the brand new naira notes. They usually instructed all college students to lie down. Some Uniben college students didn’t agree and began dragging with them. The combat escalated, and was taken to the varsity safety workplace.
The troopers slapped the CSO and injured two college students who have been taken to UBTH. The college safety nonetheless allowed them to depart. SUG and different comrades bought indignant and blocked the expressway.
The troopers did the identical factor yesterday. They instructed college students to lie down whereas they withdrew cash.”

State Police Command PRO, Chidi Nwabuzor, said that he was outdoors Benin and unaware of the conflict.

Confirming the conflict, Iwegbu Jennifer, the State Command 2I/C PRO, mentioned the troopers from S and T barracks had damaged college students’ telephones and injured a few of them, together with the Uniben CSO. Angered by the act, the police spokesperson mentioned college students retaliated, and the entire conflict escalated.

In response to her, the scenario was solely calmed after the troopers’ RSM bought concerned, promising to look into the matter.

The PRO of the establishment Mrs. Benedicta Ehanire mentioned: “The VC (Vice Chancellor) has spoken to them (college students) and the Military authorities.”

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