Nigerian soldiers are taking their revenge on students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) after their colleague was assaulted in the school.
KanyiDaily had reported how UNIBEN students harassed and beat up a Nigerian soldier who assaulted some of their colleagues over cash withdrawal at one of the bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) booths on campus.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday afternoon when a group of soldiers tried to jump the queue at the ATM but was met with stiff resistance by the students who insisted that they must join the line.
The soldiers were said to have assaulted some students during the confrontation, including the institution’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) who tried to make peace in the matter.
The situation immediately escalated and the students assaulted one of the soldiers, before proceeding to barricade the roads and block movement for motorists and travelers till Justice is done for their colleagues.
On Friday morning, in what would seem as a reprisal attack, soldiers were alleged to have jumped the school fence around 2 am, to vandalize several cars of different persons parked inside the school.
The soldiers were also accused of assaulting UNIBEN security personnel and some were seen caught on camera brutalizing students along the school premises.
So the Military went back to UNIBEN at midnight? pic.twitter.com/h5aTiEzTxs
— Ayemojubar Ω (@ayemojubar) February 3, 2023
UNIBEN on Run comot body i no dey inside, i no dey wen e happen first and second,that beating no go reach me i reject an #TheFearOfASoldier_IsABeggingOfWisdom pic.twitter.com/0W9jJ9bMPC
— ₲Ɇ₦₮ⱠɆ ɎɆ₦ĐØ🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@UtuurDavid3) February 3, 2023
After UNIBEN students assault a military officer, protest harassment of their female colleague in Edo State. The military officer invades the school through the fence around midnight to beats the students pic.twitter.com/6nCVH7Fmo4
— Ayomide Jai (@AyomideJai) February 3, 2023
Uniben students are not safe.
Uniben students are not safe. pic.twitter.com/fqaZQO6i9N
— Orji Ndubuisi (@KUDOS1_) February 3, 2023
UNIBEN Reacts As Students Clash With Soldiers
In a statement signed by the Vice Chancellor of the School, Prof. Lilian Salami on Friday, she described the incident as unfortunate and called for an amicable resolution.
The statement reads, “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 queue 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.”
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I hope this viral video of Soldier beating student in ekosodin isn't recent… Cos omo UNIBEN go hot oo 😪 pic.twitter.com/pQBmN6EOmM
— Vawulence UNIBEN (@BBTitans_Gists) February 3, 2023
Soldiers came at night shot gun and destroyed vehicles inside sch compound this morning they have started to abusing passerby around campus later they go say students too do… Their worst sha 😤#uniben ekosodin benin pic.twitter.com/o9o8f8maXN
— UYI. B (@Uyioghosa_27) February 3, 2023
Soldier still jump fence around 2am for night begin destroy Uniben properties Omo make Una chill with this video #Ekosodin #uniben pic.twitter.com/rQKDQJU1aG
— NMC 🅿️ (@NMC1sp) February 3, 2023
Kanyi Daily had also published a video showing the moment a woman stripped naked inside a bank in Lagos to express her frustration over the scarcity of Naira notes.