UNIBEN students lay siege to Benin-Lagos Expressway as Army patrol vehicle crushes 2 colleagues

Posted by News Express | 21 July 2015 | 3,948 times

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Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo State, South-South Nigeria, have laid siege to the Benin-Lagos Expressway in protest of the death of two students allegedly knocked down by an Army patrol vehicle.

The students led by the President of the Student Union Government (SUG), Comrade Omorogbe, are demanding for a pedestrian bridge across the road, and a speed breaker on the 8-lane road to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.

They insisted that compensation should be given to the families of the victims within seven days; else they will embark on another protest.

The students further requested that a flyover should be constructed at the university gate within a year.

Travellers are said to be stranded on the road. The aggrieved students are said to be determined to get a positive response from the relevant authorities.

While addressing the protesting student, the Dean of UNIBEN Student Affairs, Professor Francis Osagiede, assured them that the university authority would look into their demands as soon as possible.

•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows UNIBEN main gate.

Source: News Express

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