University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, was yesterday closed down for two weeks to avert an impending students riot.
It was gathered that the institution’s management had asked students to vacate their hostels immediately.
A source told our correspondent that although the UNN management said the closure was a temporary break, it was actually meant to avert a riot which would have been carried out by the students within the week.
A student who would not to disclose his name said that they had been faced with acute water scarcity and epileptic power supply for a long time.
The statement from the university management signed by Okwun Omeaku, its chief public relations officer, read: “This is to bring to the notice of all students and the entire university community, that the University of Nigeria shall proceed on a two-week mid semester break with immediate effect.
“Consequently, all academic activities on the campuses are hereby suspended for the period.
“Students are by this notice directed to vacate their hostels within the next 24 hours, that is, not later than 6pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.”
However, it was learnt that the order is generating angry reaction from the students, who said it might even worsen the already sour relationship with the university authority, an indication that if things are not sorted out during the break, something might still happen.