By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo
A student of the University Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has been reportedly killed and another shot in a supremacy battle which erupted between two rivals cult groups in the institution.
It was gathered that the incident started on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, when a 300 level student in the department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences was killed by some suspected cultists.
A source who pleaded anonymity told newsmen on Friday that after the death of the student a reprisal attack was launched by a rival cult group the next day against students of Fine Arts Department which led to one of the students shot and others injured.
“A student from the Department of Geography was killed on Tuesday. But, on Wednesday around 5 pm, we heard some gunshots in the Department of Fine Art and on getting there we discovered that a student was shot.
“He was said to be rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he is undergoing treatment,” the source added.
Meanwhile, the Management of the institution had on Thursday issued a notice ordering all students to vacate hostels till further notice.
The notice which was signed by the Registrar of the University Mr Aniediabasi Udofia, and obtained by Saturday Vanguard on Friday, urged students whose academic activities were still running to do so from their respective homes.
It reads: “The University Management has given a directive that all students residing in the hostels in the University Campus should vacate same before 6.pm of today, Thursday, July 01, 20211 till further notice.
“Students who have any ongoing academic activities (Examination or Research Projects) to do in the school during this period are advised to do so from their respective homes.
“By this notice, The Dean of Students and the Director, Security are requested to ensure that the hostels were evacuated as directed by the Management,”