Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, was Monday shut down indefinitely over a violent protest by students of the institution.
The students who reportedly barricaded the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi highway, were said to be protesting an alleged 200 percent increase of their tuition fees.
It was reliably gathered that the management of the institution was earlier informed of the impending protest, but it failed to mobilize security early enough to neutralize it before the students arrived at the university’s gate.
An articulated truck laden with rice, was reportedly set ablaze after the goods were allegedly looted by the protesters.
A press statement issued and signed by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, explained that the decision to close the institution indefinitely was…
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