The Alumni Association of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has comdemned the recent attacks on undergraduate students of the university by suspected cult members.
The Alumni Association, in a statement by its President, Prof. Gabriel Umoh, and the Secretary, Dr. Jude Iwok, on Monday, stated that the suspected cult members broke into a hostel occupied by female students of the school and returned the next day to raid another hostel.
According to reports made available to schoolworld, the statement described the sad development as an indication that security had “hit an all-time low” in the institution, with its attendant implications.
The old students called on the management of the institution to tackle the situation and prevent it from degenerating to an unmanageable proportion.
“We have watched with dismay the growing insecurity situation within the university and its environs. From snatching of phones from students at any hour of the day, the invasion of hostels and heightened cult activities, the state of insecurity in the institution has reached an alarming proportion.
“The recent invasion of female hostels twice in one week is a clear indication that the insecurity in the school has hit an all-time low, with all its attendant negative implications. We are deeply worried that hoodlums would have such leeway into hostels, rob students of their belongings and returned the next day to raid another female hostel with impunity.
“We condemn in totality the free reign of crime, which has become a recurring decimal in the University of Uyo. We call on the university authorities to be more proactive, sure-footed and decisive in tackiling this clear and present danger before it degenerates to something that cannot be managed anymore,” part of the statement read.
They urged the school authorities to beef up security within the institution, especially around the hostel area, to prevent the reccurence of such incidents.