By Ushang Ewa
Following a rise in the activities of gangsters in the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH the management Monday in Calabar banned the use of school bags and suspended indefinitely two students for “cult related activities”.
Arikpo Arikpo Ofem with registration number 14/EGC/078 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Felix Udeme Umoren with registration number 14/CSC/056 (Computer Science) both in level 200 have been suspended.
The varsity banned the use of uniforms, berets, caps, hats, torn jeans, branded shirts, boots and many others items suspected to be gangster related.
The use of rugsacks, school bags are also banned while students not staying on campus are to vacate the school premises immediately after the last examination of the day.
The institution has been hit of late with a wave of gangster related activities with at least 5 dead so far following the killing of two more at Palm Street and Edem Edem street on Saturday after CrossRiverWatch had reported the death of 3 earlier.
The fight is currently between the Klans confraternity and the Black Axe with sources confirming that the fear of reprisals after the death of one ‘Liberty’ pushed the management to take such drastic measures.
Over 6 security vans were seen patrolling the school premises with several secret service and plain clothes security personnel mingling with the students to gather intelligence and prevent further damage.
The management also banned night classes as light was not supplied to classes and workshops, restricting their use to day time only and before 5PM.
School officials are tight lipped on the recent development as the Vice Chancellor is said to be away on “official assignment”.
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