Female students of University of Uyo also known as UniUyo in their numbers on Thursday marched in a peaceful protest within the town campus and to the major road leading to the institution over security concerns around their hotels.
The female students while carrying out the protest were seen carrying tree branches and leaves in their hands while chanting “we need security” after a second robbery attack at the popular Hall 6, which was robbed on Monday this week in the first attack.
One student, Emem was badly stabbed in that incident and had reportedly passed away. “We are appealing to the Akwa Ibom State Government to please come to our aid and we can’t afford to loose another girl” one Twitter user said.
Here is the video of our protest this morning
We are appealing to the Akwa Ibom State Government to please come to our aid
— #BrownSkinGirl (@DutchessOfUyo) August 1, 2019
Report also has it that the robbers used a Point of Sale (POS) machines, forcing the girls to pay in money as they robbed them of their savings and belongings while promising to return in subsequent days for more.
— UTv 📺 (@UTv_show) August 1, 2019
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Enefiok Essien while addressing the angry students was heard saying he equally needs security in one of the trending videos on social media.
— WannaBeShugaDaddy (@Nnamsobombb) August 1, 2019
Another report alleges that the “University of uyo is suddenly turning into Den of Notorious robbers and Ever since this VC stepped in, The level of Cultism activities has increased.”
No word yet from the Student Union Government President on the matter.