Students at the University of Ibadan protested against the threat by Nigerian Northern sect Boko Haram to bomb up to 20 Nigerian universities.
Led by the university’s student union President, Mr. Tokunbo Salako, the students complained that the University authorities are not doing enough to keep the students abreast of the Boko Haram threat.
“We only got to know about it in the newspapers and the school has not deemed it fit to inform us either through memo or inviting the student leaders. We all know that terrorists attack where there is a large convergence which is more likely during this examination period. We need more information from the authorities. We need light to move at night and we need water.”
“How on earth are we expected to perform well when there is no light and water to read for the exams? In fact the school authorities have kept us in the dark about this story of Boko-Haram targeting the school,” Salako said.
UI students went from faculty to faculty, stormed venues of examinations scheduled to hold today and forced university candidates out of the hall to stop exams from holding at the University.
For more on student reactions to the threat by Boko Haram, read: Boko Haram Threat to Campuses; NANS Urges FG to protect Nigerian students