The management of the University of Uyo has ordered all students living in the hostels to vacate the premises till further notice over the death of a student.
A statement issued on Friday by the Registrar of the University, Mr Aniediabasi Udofia, urged students whose academic activities were still running to do so from their respective homes.
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One student was reportedly killed, while another was shot in the town campus of the university in a supremacy battle between two rivals cult groups.
It was gathered that the incident started on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, when a 300- level student in the Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, was killed by suspected cultists.
It was learnt that the rival cult group launched a reprisal attack the next day against Fine Arts Department, leading to one of the students being shot and others injured.
A source who chose to remain unnamed said, “A student from the Department of Geography was killed on Tuesday.
“But, on Wednesday around 5 pm, we heard gunshots in the Department of Fine Art and on getting there, discovered that a student was shot.
“He was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he is undergoing treatment.”