Protesting students of the University of Benin have blocked the Benin/Lagos Expressway as well as the school main gate over alleged failure of the school management to provide water and electricity to students living in hostels.
The protest which commenced at about 6am on Friday has halted vehicular movements in and out of the ancient city of Benin.
Our correspondent learnt that the protesting students had earlier written to the school management to fix the water and electricity problems but nothing had been done to resolve the issue.
A commuter traveling to Warri from Lagos told our correspondent that the Ugbowo axis of the city is currently at a standstill.
It was further gathered that the students locked the main entrance gate depriving staff of the institution from leaving or going into the school premises.