Two persons were allegedly killed in a bloody clash between repentant militants undergoing training under the federal government amnesty programme and students of Igbinedion University, Nigeria first private ivory tower.
Heavy gunshots rented the air at the Igbinedion University, Okada, located at Ovia North East of Edo State, and scores of vehicles were set ablaze in the wake of the early yesterday morning clash. Students flee the institution were seen fleeing in droves.
Security agents were yesterday drafted to the university. Sources within the university community however said it was a clash between two rival cult groups in the institution.
This incident came barely two weeks after suspected kidnappers abducted four medical science students of the institution on their way to Benin after their examination.
At the time of filing in this report, details about the clash were sketchy. It was however learnt that the two groups were engaged in a gun duel which heightened tension in the university community.
A parent of one of the students of the institution, who spoke on phone on condition of anonymity, said his son called him yesterday morning to repoert the attack.
He said: “My son called me in the morning to tell me that there is clash in the institution between militants and cult members at about 5am. He also said that the two groups engaged in sporadic shooting. So we advised him to stay indoors and not to come out till the situation is under control.”