Armed robbery attack forced UNIUYO postpone examination

Armed robbery attack forced UNIUYO postpone examination

The authorities of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has approved the postponement of the first semester examination due to an armed robbery attack on the campus yesterday.

According to the Director of Information in the university, Mr Godfrey Essien, the attack, which took place around 3 a.m. on Monday, was quelled by the university’s security outfit.

Essien, however, could not say whether any female student was sexually assaulted as being speculated.

“The situation is under control.  You know the university is a big community with a population of over 20,000 persons; we have all kinds of characters just as in any township.

“As for the rape case, we cannot establish it as investigation is going on now.

“It is true that the armed robbers broke into the campus; the university security stepped into the matter; everything is under control.”

Essien did not disclose the new date for the postponed examinations.

Meanwhile, a first year student of the Department of Economics, Mr Joseph Akpan, who was a victim, said that the armed robbers attacked students who were reading in the CBN Hall.

Akpan said that as soon as the bandits gained entrance into the hall, they shut all the doors, brought out their guns, and ordered everybody to lie face down. (NAN)

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