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Gunmen invade Uniuyo female hostel, steal money, others


Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers, on Wednesday, invaded the female hostel of the University of Uyo, Town campus, in Akwa Ibom State, and stole undisclosed amounts of money and other belongings.

The incident, which occurred in the W6 Hostel, came few days after some female students were attacked by unidentified persons in one of the hostels.

It was gathered that the hoodlums went from room to room to dispossessing their hapless victims of their belongings.

A campus source, who pleaded not to be mentioned, told newsmen in Uyo that though no life was lost during the operation, some of the students sustained minor injuries while trying to resist the invaders.

The source said, “Some hoodlums broke into the W6 Hostel at the University of Uyo, town campus around midnight when the students were sleeping.

“They stole property such as phones, laptops, jewellery 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 state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, had ordered the deployment of policemen in all the hostels.

According to him, the CP has held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eniefiok Essien, and the management with a view to finding a lasting solution to the frequent invasion of the hostels by armed robbers.

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