Security operatives have fired shots to disperse protesting students of the Calabar campus of the University of Cross River (UNICROSS), in Cross River state.
The students Friday, were protesting the killing of their colleague killed by armed phone snatchers and demanding that two of the alleged assailants arrested by the school security be released to them.
A source within the school confirmed that a 300-level student of the Department of Visual Art was stabbed by robbers within the Calabar campus of the school at about 8 PM, Thursday evening.
The source who gave the name of the victim as Moses Nkasi said the deceased: “was robbed by phone snatchers. After they left with his phone, he felt he could confront them and get his phone back, or maybe he felt he could reason with them. It was when he went back to meet them that he was stabbed in the chest.”
He added that the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.
“The school security arrested two of the assailants and retrieved the victim’s phone. The students just feel justice will not be done and that is why they are demanding that the school security provide them.” The source said.
As at the time of filing this report, heavily armed security men manned the closed gates of the university, with students back to their hostels