Cross River varsity students protest robbery attacks on female hostels, barricade main gate

Hundreds of students at Cross River State University blocked the entrance to the university in protest at robberies that had occurred in female dorms.

Early on November 22, a group of protesting students gathered at the main entrance, blocking access to the building for guests, non-teaching staff, and faculty members.

The students protested the ongoing robbery attacks on female students and the removal of numerous valuables, including mobile phones and household items worth hundreds of thousands of Naira. They were carrying placards with various inscriptions.

They claim to have seen three robberies in the previous five weeks and say that their action is intended to draw attention to the management’s inability to protect them.

Speaking to newsmen, one of the protesting students, Augustine Agba, said they are protesting against insecurity on campus and the ineptitude of the school management to come to their rescue despite a series of complaints.

“This is not the first or second robbery incident but the third this month. Since we resumed, the gunmen have visited the female hostel three times and nothing has been done to improve the security situation in the school. Rather than protect us, the policemen on campus prefer to chase us around campus”, he said.

Also speaking, another student, Emem Bassey, said the robbery incident which is becoming too frequent is having a psychological effect on the female students.

“Since ASUU suspended their strike and we came back, this is the third time they have robbed us. If the situation does not improve, it will have a telling impact on our studies particularly we the girls,”

Cross River varsity students protest robbery attacks on female hostels, barricade main gate (video)
Cross River varsity students protest robbery attacks on female hostels, barricade main gate (video)
Cross River varsity students protest robbery attacks on female hostels, barricade main gate (video)
Cross River varsity students protest robbery attacks on female hostels, barricade main gate (video)

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