The Real Cause Of AAU Shut Down
It was as a result of this protest that the management of AAU shut down the school indefinitely for now. A press statement signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, said the decision to close the institution indefinitely was reached after the University’ Senate reviewed the students’ protest.
Edward said the university’s Senate viewed the protest was uncalled for and unnecessary as the students barricaded the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi highway. He clarified the following:
- He denied social media report that two students were shot by security agents.
- He said the students were given until 4pm to vacate the institution.
- His words: “No student was shot. They barricaded the highway and soldiers escorting an army vehicle that was passing the road had to shoot into the air to scare the students away.
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