The University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Vice Chancellor, Prof Comfort Ekpo escaped being assassinated when gunmen visited her home at Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo, last Wednesday.
Attempted Assassination on UNIUYO’s Vice Chancellor
The attack on the VC’s Lodge, according to a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mrs. Edak Umondak, occurred at 11.30pm.
Mrs. Umondak said: “The gunmen, who were spotted by the fence, had a gun duel with the policemen on duty and later zoomed off in their vehicle. The University of Uyo is very grateful to God that no life was lost.
“It has become necessary to alert the public to the escalating violence against our VC, who is passionate about the entrenchment of quality education in the university.”
When contacted, the police spokesman in Uyo, Mr Dickson said no attempt was made on the life of the VC. “I don’t want to believe that the UNIUYO VC was attacked because none of her orderlies was hurt.
What we noticed was that there was a party in the neighbourhood and gunshots were heard.
“Immediately, the police patrol team visited the area and also visited the VC’s Lodge and found that everything was normal”, he said.
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