There was a serious misunderstandings at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi in Benue State, on Wednesday morning following a fight between jamb candidates trying to register for JAMB and security operatives.
Trouble started when over 2,000 candidates waiting to register for JAMB felt frustrated with registration officials whom they claimed were showing “favoritism.”
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.
The candidates claimed that some of them had spent many days without obtaining the form, even as some who don’t have relatives, had to come to the state capital every day in an attempt to buy the form.
They expressed fears that many prospective candidates might not purchase the forms within the specified time frame, unless urgent steps was taken to remedy the situation.
According to an eyewitness, name not mentioned, 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.”