Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi Shut Over Violent Protest
The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, has shut down the institution indefinitely.
This followed a violent protest by students of the institution in reaction to an accident which reportedly claimed the lives of some of their colleagues on Wednesday in the Benue State capital.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Richard Kimbir, informed reporters that the incident forced the school authority to closure the institution.
He said, “This morning (Wednesday), I got an information that there was an accident on campus, and a student died. So, I rushed there but I only saw the vehicle.”
“So, I rushed to the clinic where I was told that that the accident claimed one life, one of the students and the others injured were moved to the Federal Medical Centre.”
Professor Kimbir said the protests that followed turned violent and vehicles, offices and the school clinic where vandalised.
He explained that the decision to close the school was to prevent any further breakdown of law and order.
But some of the students who spoke to Channels Television insisted that three of their colleagues died, contrary to the figure given by the VC.
They said the victims were on their way to the ICT centre on the campus before vehicle conveying them had an accident.
See photos of the school after the protest below;