09 October, 2012
#Uniport vs #Aluu4 - Uniport shut down as students set Omuokiri-Aluu ablaze
Students of the University of Port Harcourt, went on the rampage Tuesday protesting the murder of four of their colleagues by youths in Omuokiri-Aluu community last Friday and set ablaze no fewer than 12 houses in the community even as the university has been shut down by the school authorities.
Students from other institution under the aegis of National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, stormed the university to mobilise students in Port Harcourt to protest against the
brutal killing of three of their colleagues and one other by riotous youths in Omuokiri-Aluu community last Friday.
The rampaging students blocked the East West road for several hours before allegedly marching to Omuokiri-Aluu community to start wrecking havoc.Sources said they have torched about twelve houses.
Sources gathered that while the rampaging students were on the East West road, they reportedly insisted that they would only move out of the road after the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Joseph Ajienka had addressed them. The Vice Chancellor reportedly obliged them after securing assurances that he would not be rough handled.