AAU Students’ Protest over Fees Hike.
The management of Edo State owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma yesterday, closed the institution following violent protests by its students.
A statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, said the decision to close the institution indefinitely was reached after the university’s senate reviewed the students’ protest. He said the senate viewed the protest as uncalled for as the students barricaded the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi highway.
He denied social media report that two students were shot by security agents and said the students were given until 4pm to vacate the institution.
His words: “No student was shot. They barricaded the highway and soldiers escorting an Army vehicle that was passing the highway had to fire into the air to scare the protesters away.”