The students who went on rampage today protesting the murder of four of their colleagues have set 12 houses in Aluu community on fire. Before now, Uniport authorities declared 7days mourning for the slain students, but had to shut the school down this afternoon.
Students from other institutions 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 the boys.
The students blocked the East West road for several hours before allegedly marching to Omuokiri-Aluu community to start wrecking havoc.
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
Sources said while the Vice Chancellor came to plead with the students to shun any temptation to be violent some of the students immediately started hurling sachet water at him.
It took the timely intervention of security operatives to whisk him away from the spot.