Metro UNICAL Lecturers Embark on Strike Indefinitely over Campus Kidnappings


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In the light of recent kidnappings on campus, lecturers in University of Calabar (UNICAL) have embarked on industrial action to demand for more security on campus.


The lecturers want armed security personnel to be deployed on campus and residential quarters following the kidnapping of lecturers and students at the residential quarters on Tuesday morning.

Dr Tony Eyang, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, told Vanguard that the lecturers feel insecure with the recent kidnappings on campus owing to the porous security in and around the campus and as such would not go to classes until the government takes decisive steps to secure the university environment.

“The action of the lecturers is in solidarity with their colleagues whose beloved ones were kidnapped in their homes at the University of Calabar staff quarters and they are saying this has never happened before so government’s attention has to be drawn to the poor security situation here in order for them to provide enough armed security personnel to stop such incidents from happening.’’

He said the Cross River State government, federal government and University of Calabar authorities have to join forces to provide adequate security on the campus before the lecturers return to work.

Source: Vanguard