There are reports that the University of Benin, Benin City, is currently boiling as students of the institution are rioting, blocking roads and causing severe traffic jam.
Though the cause of the riot is still unknown as at the time of compiling this report; however, a source informed that it might have been as a result of a controversy between the governor of the Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, and the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Godwin Osayuki Oshodin.
“The students are rioting this morning because Governor Oshiomhole demolished the house belonging to the former VC of the school,” the source stated.
Another source stated: “Benin is hot this morning, University of Benin students are rioting, blocking roads, burning cars, buses, and lorries; please, do not go towards that area for now.
It was gathered that as a result of the students’ riot there was severe traffic gridlock in Benin.
Meanwhile, one of the lecturers of Uniben who spoke on phone with Talkafrica.com, said: “The situation in the University of Benin started yesterday [January 6th, 2015], and escalated today [January 7th, 2015].
“As as I am communicating with you on phone, I can confirm to you that there is not just a riot in UNIBEN, but, there is crisis, chaos.