Two students of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, on Wednesday were reported killed in an auto crash within the campus.
Four other students were said to have sustained serious injuries.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, was said to have occurred around 8am when a motorcycle conveying passengers likely to be students suddenly crossed an intra-campus shuttle bus and, in the process of avoiding the motorcycle, the driver of the bus was said to have applied brake which led to the bus to somersault.
The two students in the front seat were said to have died instantly and four others seriously injured.
The eyewitness added that the deceased students had been scheduled to write a test but had forgotten to take their identity cards with them — a situation that prevented them from being admitted to the test venue.
They were said to be rushing back home to get their identity cards after the lecturer in charge asked them to produce them before they could be allowed to write the test when the accident occurred.
The incident was said to have triggered a crisis, as aggrieved students burned down the bus and allegedly vandalised some school property.
Following the incident, the school authority immediately shut down the school until further notice.
A statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Senate and Council, Mrs. Helen Nyitse, said that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Richard Kimbir, had announced that the students should proceed on mid-semester break with immediate effect.
Part of the statement read, “By this notice, all students are expected to hand over all university property in their possession and vacate the campus before 2pm today, Wednesday 15th August, 2018 until further notice.”