A Live video of Uniben Students and Soldiers Clash Over New Naira Note has surfaced internet .
The University of Benin was thrown into chaos today as a confrontation between students and soldiers took place on campus. According to eyewitness accounts, the incident began when a group of soldiers entered the university and attempted to use ATMs.
According to the report, One student was holding her phone, and the soldiers suspected her of recording them. They called a female soldier to beat the student, but the university police were able to intervene and rescue the student. The soldiers then became agitated, accusing the university security of interfering in their matter. The situation quickly escalated, with both sides becoming involved in a physical altercation.
At the time of this report, the main gate of the university is not considered safe, as the soldiers have reportedly threatened to take the students to an army barracks. The chief of staff at the university is urging students and anyone in the vicinity to go home, as the situation remains tense. Eyewitnesses have reported that some individuals were injured, including damages to eyes caused by knives.
The University of Benin is currently on shutdown, and authorities are working to defuse the situation and ensure the safety of students, staff, and members of the community.
This incident highlights the larger issue of the tension that has existed between soldiers and civilians in the country. In recent years, there have been several reports of soldiers using excessive force against civilians, leading to widespread public outrage and calls for reform.
The University of Benin has a long history of excellence in education and has produced many leaders in various fields. The university has a strong tradition of student activism and has been at the forefront of many social and political movements in the country.
This latest incident is likely to raise questions about the safety and security of students on campus, as well as the role of the military in maintaining order in the country. The University of Benin is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the country, and this incident will no doubt have a significant impact on the university community.
The university administration has issued a statement condemning the violence and promising to cooperate with the authorities to bring those responsible to justice. The statement also reaffirms the university’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of students, staff, and members of the community.
See the live video below.
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