Shootout at Cross River University over final year cult member’s refusal to relinquish position


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There was a shootout on a campus of the University of Cross River (UNICROSS) among cult members following an alleged refusal by a member to relinquish a certain position in his confraternity (Black Axe).

The final-year student who was shot during the incident was presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Calabar.

The Police Command in Cross River, on Tuesday in Calabar, confirmed the shooting adding that the police were working to bring those involved in the fracas to book.

The command’s Spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, noted that contrary to the rumours making the rounds, the student shot during the incident was not dead.

“We are monitoring him in an undisclosed facility, and he has also shared some useful information with us.

“The victim is also a cultist, and you know the position of the police on the issue of cultism. We detest mob action and won’t allow anyone to create fear or disrupt the peace within the metropolis and in the state at large,” she said.

Normalcy had, however, since returned to the school, although with heavy security presence in and around the school premises.

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