For the second time in one week, gunmen have raided a female hostel in the Town Campus of the University of Uyo, dispossessing students of money and other valuables.
The incident, which occurred Wednesday, at W6 Hostel on the campus, is coming few days after some female students were attacked by bandits in one of the hostels.
The hoodlums were said to have gone from room to room dispossessing students of their belongings.
A source on the campus, who pleaded anonymity, said that although no life was lost during the incident, some of the students sustained injuries in their bid to escape.
“Some hoodlums broke into W6 Hostel at the University of Uyo, Town Campus at about midnight when the students were sleeping.
“They carted away property such as phones, laptops, jewelleries and cash. No life was lost but some of the affected students sustained minor injuries.
“We also learnt that some female students were attacked the previous day in one of the hostels,” the source added.
The State police command spokesman, SP. Macdon Odiko, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zaki Ahmed, had ordered deployment of policemen to all the hostels.
Odiko said that Ahmed had held a meeting with the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Enefiok Essien, and the management of the university with a view to finding lasting solution to the frequent invasion of hostels by bandits.
“The command is aware of the incident that occurred at the University of Uyo, and the commissioner of police has ordered deployment of officers to all hostels in the campuses,’’ Odiko said.
He advised students to go about their normal activities, assuring that the command was committed to ensuring peace and security on the campuses of the institution.