Students of the University of Benin, on wednesday set ablaze a commercial bus belonging to the Edo City Transport Service, popularly known as Comrade Bus, and damaged another one.
The protesters, as gathered by schoolwatch.com.ng set the ‘Comrade Bus’ ablaze, which they then used to barricade the Benin-Lagos Expressway, leaving motorists stranded for several hours.
Our correspondent also gathered that another bus was vandalised by the protesters.
Some students of the UNIBEN had, on Tuesday, barricaded the Benin/Sagamu expressway at the university gate, where they allegedly seized the bus they later set ablaze, on Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday, the protesters later used the burnt bus with registration number ED 129 B28 and two other heavy duty trucks to block the Benin/Sagamu expressway in front of the university gate.
Policemen quickly moved to the scene, blocking one side of the expressway, thereby causing traffic jam on the ever busy road.
The attack was said to be a retaliation for the treatment allegedly meted out to occupants of some of the disputed houses, including a former vice chancellor of the institution, Prof Osayuki Oshodin, on Monday and Tuesday, by agents of the Edo State government, who prevented the university staffs from gaining entrance to the apartments.