There was tension at the University of Benin, Uniben, weekend after the gruesome murder of a 300-level student of the Department of Chemistry, Mr Gendedio Ejyrognene.
It was learned that the deceased was gunned down at about 7pm Friday night by suspected cultists.
The University Deputy Registrar/ Public Relations Officer, Harris Osaze Osarenren, who confirmed the killing of the student in a statement, lamented that “UNIBEN has lost a student.”
While disclosing that the university authorities and the police were investigating the incident, the statement disclosed that the body had been deposited at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, women and students of the university held a rally weekend commending the Federal Government for the transparent manner Prof. Faraday Orumwense emerged as the new vice chancellor of the university.