[PHOTO] UNIUYO students warned of impending Boko Haram attack

Security has been beefed up in
some institutions and parts of
Akwa Ibom State said to have
been listed for attacks by the
Boko Haram Islamists sect.
In the last few weeks, there has
been unusual heavy military
presence within the University
of Uyo (UNIUYO), some major
roads, especially the IBB Way
and some Hausa-Fulani
locations, including Eka Street,
Iba Oku village where the
Nasarawa Livestock Market is
located and other settlements.
This is coming after large
consignment of arms brought
into the state in a truck loaded
with cows and suspected to be
sponsored by Boko Haram were
seized.
The Chief Security Officer (CSO),
University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Lt.
Col. N.U.V. Efik, confirmed that
UNIUYO was one of the targets
slated for attack by the
insurgents and warned
students to be more security
conscious as they resumed for
the new semester.
“Intelligence reports received at
this Department indicate that
the University has been
earmarked as one of the major
targets in the event of an attack
in Akwa Ibom State.
“Consequently, every member of
the University community is
urged to please be security
conscious, observant and report
any suspicious movement or
thing to the security officer
nearest to him or her.
“As a pre-emptive measure to
safeguard the University from
attack, all small gates leading
into both Annex and Town
campuses would be closed to all
between 12 noon and 3.00 p.m.
every Friday.
“Members of the University
community are pleased advised
to use the main gates during
the period as other measures
deemed necessary for the safety
of the community will be
communicated to you from time
to time.”

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