Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers, on Wednesday, invaded the female hostel of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Town campus, in Akwa Ibom state.
The armed bandits stole undisclosed amounts of money and belongings of the female students.
According to findings by schoolworld, the armed robbers operated from one room to the other to dispose the students of their belongings.
A campus source, who pleaded anonymous, told pressmen in Uyo that though no life was lost during the attack, some of the female students sustained minor injuries while trying to resist the invaders.
“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 injuries.
“We also learnt that some female students were attacked the previous day in one of the hostels,” the source stated.
Odiko Macdon, Akwa Ibom State Polic Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident, stated that the Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, had ordered the deployment of policemen in all the hostels.
The CP, according to Macdon has held a meeting with the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eniefiok Essien, and the management with a view to finding a lasting solution to the frequent invasion of the hostels by armed robbers.