WE HAVE BEEN HARASSED BY UNIUYO, AKWA IBOM TELLS FG

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A community in Akwa Ibom state is crying out for justice – Members of the community say they are being intimidated by the management of the University of Uyo – The community have sent a save-our-soul message to the National Universities Commission to intervene in the impasse

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Members of a community in Akwa Ibom state have petitioned the National Universities Commission (NUC), alleging unprovoked attacks on their people by the management of the University of Uyo. The community, Offot Usung Ifiayong in Offot clan in Uyo local government area of Akwa Ibom state wrote the petition under the aegis of Offot Usung Ifiayong Unity Assembly led by a former Speaker, Uyo Legislative Assembly, Obong Tony Asikpo.

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They specifically asked the NUC boss to “put an end to its series of harassments, intimidation, arrests, invasion and destruction of property in our community and on the disputed land while the matter is pending in court.” According to the communique, the host community feels threatened by the hostility shown them by the management of the university, which they said has led to unprovoked and recurrent attacks on their community by agents of UNIUYO.