The students, he said, are panicking and sending out distress calls to their parents.
According to the students, the armed militants may have gained access into one of the female hostels.
The sheriffs (private security) took to their heels and the police are nowhere in sight. Students were running helter skelter.
According to the students, militants invaded the school by 5am this morning.
The gunmen are said to have destroyed cars, attacked people, shot their guns and injured several students of the school.
They reportedly blocked the main gate of the school so no one can come in or go out.
However, calm has returned as at the time of filing this report.
Igbinedion University Okada is a private university in Nigeria. Located at Okada Wonderland in Okada, a town beside Benin City, Edo state.