UNICAL: Pandemonium Rocks Campus As Hoodlums Attack Students, Cart Away Valuables 

Sep 2, 2023 - 21:13
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UNICAL: Pandemonium Rocks Campus As Hoodlums Attack Students, Cart Away Valuables 

By Abraham UKPA 

There was pandemonium on Friday, September 1, 2023 as the Malabor Republic in the University of Calabar experienced a distressing breach by unidentified armed group.

The incident which happened around 9pm caused caused fear and confusion among students who reside in the hostel.

It was gathered that the hoodlumsv successfully seized several students' phones outside Hall 4 and proceeded to enter the hostel (Hall 4) to continue their activities." The rooms targeted, as reported by the victims at the time of this report, were Room 228, 227, and 232, and the atmosphere was disrupted by the sound of guns. 

The unfortunate incident has instilled fear among numerous students and business proprietors in the Republic. 

The Beagle news also gathered that: the individuals affected by this distressing occurrence comprise students from various departments namely: Joshua Bassey from the Anatomy department, Bartolomeo Atekon from the Banking and Finance department, Offre Sharon from the Medicine department (CUMSA DOI Elect), Ekpendu Theophilus, Jeremiah Edet, and Chinonso Collins from Civil Engineering. The perpetrators of the dastardly act made away with their mobile phones, laptops, and power banks.

An eyewitness who spoke to Beagle news on condition of anonymity confirmed that some of the robbers were wearing masks and the students were unable to take any action as they had firearms pointed at the students.

The school security personnel arrived at the scene, but the perpetrators had already fled hastily before their arrival.

The Student Union Government (SUG) President strongly denounced the assault on Malabites. He addressed the victims and discussed the path forward, reassuring them to stay composed as they implement strategic measures to prevent further occurrence.