Protests yesterday, engulfed the University of Benin following the killing of a final year medical student of the institution by unknown persons.

The slain student, simply identitied as Abubarkar, was said to have been stabbed on the neck by his attackers at about 9pm on Senior Staff Quarters Road on Ugbowo campus of the university.

The students, who protested the killing of their colleague, said security operatives in the main campus were not doing much to protect them.

The late Abubarkar, was said to have died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he was rushed to.

When contacted, the university spokesman, Mr Harris Osarenren, confirmed the incident, adding that the killing had been formally reported at the Ugbowo Police Station.

He said investigation was on going to unravel those behind the killing.

State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olayinka Balogun, confirmed that the killing took place on the campus, adding that the police was investigating the killing.



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