Chaotic scenes from the University of Cape Coast Campus have been shared on social media following alleged attacks of students by men armed with knives and guns.
According to students, over the years, they have battled issues of robbery on campus, sometimes at knifepoint .
The situation seems to have worsened with the return of continuing students to campus to write their end of semester exams following the re-opening of schools after some of the restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic were lifted.
Many of them have taken to social media with the hashtag #UCCLivesMatter and that is currently trending at number one on Twitter with calls for the police to act swiftly.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=joyonlineghana&dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1315810380459978753&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myjoyonline.com%2Fnews%2Fnational%2Falleged-armed-robbery-attack-on-ucc-campus%2F&siteScreenName=joyonlineghana&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
Armed Robbers are attacking students in UCC. Please do something! Retweet. Another video and I heard two has been stabbed #UCCSTUDENTSLIVEMATTERS@gyaigyimii @AsieduMends pic.twitter.com/og7JlRCKSK— AFRO USIC ONLY (@heisniiafro_) October 13, 2020
Students are being attacked at FELT (CALC) and LLT again in UCC?? TF
Almost every year thieves attack students who go there to learn at night and the authorities still haven’t done anything about it yet? Why??#ucclivesmatters— Kelewele Joint (@Ankamagyimi) October 13, 2020
However, school authorities and the University of Cape Coast Police seem unaware of the occurrence.
According to the police they have two dedicated patrol teams on campus but as of the time of this report were unaware of the situation.