Soldiers Invade UNIBEN At Night, Destroy Vehicles, Injure Many (Photos)

Date: 03-02-2023 12:19 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 3-02-2023 12:19 PM (1 month ago)

It has been learnt that soldiers that clashed with students of the University of Benin returned at night and in the morning of Friday to beat the hell out of unarmed civilians, destroying several vehicles. Lecturers and students were injured in the incident that happened at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Ugbowo main campus. Recall that we had reported the attack that happened after students tried to stop soldiers who attempt to jump ATM queues on campus.
The soldiers were said to have descended heavily on a female student who they assumed was recording their ungodly act on tape. This, however, did not go down well with other civilians on queue who attempted to mediate or intervene. Things, however, escalated quickly after the soldiers reportedly attempted to forcefully abduct the student to their barrack apparently to ‘deal with her’ but for the quick intervention of the school security department. The security officers, however, met a strong resistance from the soldiers who allegedly assaulted the officers including the Chief Security Officer (CSO).
The development reportedly led to a mid retaliation from angry civilians. In a viral video seen by this online media, one of the soldiers could be seen on the floor, temporarily restrained and neutralised. He would later manage to scale the university’s fence and call for backup.
CAMPUS GIST gathered that the soldiers believed to be from S&T Barracks in Benin City invaded the university campus at night by scaling the perimeter fencing to beat up security officers on night duty, destroying several vehicles parked on campus.
Some unarmed civilians including staff on campus who were attempting to use the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) on bank road in the school premises were caught up in the ‘reprisals’ as they were also not left out as the soldiers pounced on them, leaving them with various degree of injuries.  
A drive past the UNIBEN Ugbowo main campus early Friday morning show vehicles belonging to the institution and private individuals were not left out in the reprisals as the windscreens were completely shattered and destroyed by the soldiers.
Some of the injured, this Reporter gathered, were taken to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for urgent medical attention. A medical personnel at the hospital told this online media that many of the injured were brought in early morning and they(medical personnel) had a busy time attending to the wounded.
As at the time of filing this report, the University Management has appealed to staff and students for calm and not take law into their hands or protest over the development. In a statement made available to CAMPUS GIST early Friday morning personally signed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, she said management was in discussion with the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army 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,” she said. Professor Salami called 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.”


Posted: at 3-02-2023 12:19 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- fineboy77 at 3-02-2023 12:31 PM (1 month ago)
This is absolute rascality by the Nigerian Army under Buhari?

Posted: at 3-02-2023 12:31 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Stengo at 3-02-2023 01:21 PM (1 month ago)
Soldiers in western world dare not try this..they are under the protection of the police themselves
Posted: at 3-02-2023 01:21 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- kp45 at 3-02-2023 01:26 PM (1 month ago)
This is cruel
Posted: at 3-02-2023 01:26 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Jiiitk4 at 3-02-2023 04:54 PM (1 month ago)
Point of correction. They are not  the well trained  Nigerian soldiers.  They are  the  bulk of  rehabilitated  boko haram terrorists from north recruited into the Nigerian army and deployed to the south and middle belt
. You people are getting  a bit of  Igbos have been going through under this Fulani Government of Nigeria. 
Posted: at 3-02-2023 04:54 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Allsense at 3-02-2023 05:29 PM (1 month ago)
This is very outrageous!!  Sad Sad Sad
Posted: at 3-02-2023 05:29 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac