UTME candidates assault security officers in Makurdi

UTME candidates assault security officers in Makurdi
There was pandemonium at the University of Agri­culture, Makurdi, yester­day following a fight between candidates trying to register for UTME and security operatives.
Trouble started when over 2,000 candidates waiting to reg­ister for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) became frustrated with registration officials whom they claimed were showing “favourit­ism.”
It was gathered the candidates were provided with just four computers to complete their reg­istration, hence some of them started conniving with the of­ficers monitoring the process in order to complete their registra­tion to the disadvantage of oth­ers.
According to an eyewitness, who wished not to be named, the aggrieved candidates in a bid to express their anger pounced on some of the security men. The fight resulted to the pulling down of the door to the ICT room of the university.
The eyewitness said, “Students started fighting with security operatives due to the frustrating registration process, the uniform of some of the officers were torn.
“A soldier was beaten to coma and as he regained conscious­ness, he took away three stu­dents. As I speak with you, Army personnel are currently trooping into UniAgric.” - The Authority

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