Reacts As students and soldiers clash, Uniben.
After soldiers and students fought over the new naira notes, the administration of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has urged calm on campus.
When Uniben students attempted to skip the line and withdraw cash from an ATM on the school grounds, soldiers and students got into a fight, according to The Site News. This led to a fight that injured numerous persons, including the institution’s chief security officer (CSO).
Reacting in a statement on Friday, the Vice Chancellor of Uniben, Professor Lilian Salami appealed for calm.
She stated that the University is in discussions with the hierarchy of the S & T army barracks for amicable resolution.
The statement read: “The unfortunate incident of the clash between some students of our university and soldiers on Thursday 2nd February, resulting from alleged resistance of students to the soldiers’ attempt to jump ATM queues on campus has been brought under control and the Management of the University is in discussions with the hierarchy of the S & T for amicable resolution.
“The Management acknowledges that these are challenging times for everyone and enjoins all to remain calm while efforts are being made to avert a re- occurrence.
“Management also calls on the students to constantly engage dialogue in resolving issues that concern them rather than taking to protests, at any provocation, thereby causing more injury and damage to themselves and other citizens.”