Violent protests on campus have now led to 2 students getting shot

Students are protesting an increment in school fees, and soldiers have opened fire.

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Protests in on the campus of the Ambrose Alli University has quickly gone violent and bloody, as military personnel have opened fire on students, with two students sustaining bullet wounds. Many more have been injured.

The statement read:

“We were protesting peacefully until our Vice-chancellor, Prof. Ignatius Akhakhia Onimawo, deployed some men of the Nigerian Army to brutalise us. As a result, two of our students have been shot.”

In retaliation, students have now blocked the Benin-Auchi road, claiming that it will remain blocked until their demands are met.

How bad is the increment?

Student sources are claiming that the school fees hike is as high as %400. There is currently no statement from the school authority, or the state government regarding the protests.

UPDATE: Following the protests, the Senate called for an emergency meeting on Monday, 14th of November, 2016.

They ordered that all academic activities be suspended immediately and that every student must vacate the campus latest 4pm the same day. Academic staff are not affected by this directive.

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