The University of Port Harcourt has been shutdown indefinitely as students of the University of Port Harcourt, went on the rampage Tuesday protesting the murder of four of their colleagues by youths in Omuokiri-Aluu community last Friday. About 12 homes have been set ablaze by angry students.
Dr William Wordi, a spokesperson for the University confirmed the closure of the school. An official statement is still yet to be released.
Students from other institution under the aegis of National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, stormed the university to mobilize students in Port Harcourt to protest against the brutal killing of three of their colleagues and one other by riotous youths in Omuokiri-Aluu community last friday.
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.
The killings of 4 uniport student by an angry mob have caused an outrage in the whole country ever since the video made its way to the internet on Saturday.
Sources have also said that the Aluu community has been deserted ever since news reached that there would be arrests made following the killings.