UNIBEN Students Set Edo Govt Bus Ablaze Over Property Demolition
Students of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, yesterday, attacked property of the Edo State Government in retaliation to the demolition of property given to the university during the administration of Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia.
A luxury bus belonging to the Edo City Transport, popularly known as the Comrade Bus, with number plate ED129BH, and another truck were set ablaze by the protesting students, who described the action of the state government as unconstitutional.
Students of the university and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have been protesting the demolition of 18 property given to the university during the Ogbemudia-led administration in the state.
The protesters blocked the entire Benin-Lagos Road for over two hours before armed soldiers and Policemen were deployed to disperse them. The students also took over the Ugbowo axis in continuation of the protest.