After the institution was allegedly attacked by armed robbers, students at the University of Cape Coast took to social media to demand improved on-campus security
Pictures and videos in circulation on social media show disturbing scenes of students running to seek cover from the attack by the robbers.
The tweeps also provided SOS numbers for students who had gone into hiding to get help from the police due to the attacks. Trending on Twitter this morning is the hashtag #UCCLivesMatter which shows posts by students of the university registering their displeasure about what they contend to be inadequate security on campus.
The latest assault follows regular reports of campus robberies, mostly at knifepoint
It also sheds more light on the security situation in the Central Region after alleged armed robbers recently killed an MP.
The robbers killed Ekow Quansah Hayford, MP for Manfatseman Mfantseman, while he was returning from the electoral campaign.
His death adds to a number of killings in the region that have prompted the traditional area of Mankessim Omanhen to appeal to the government for better protection in the area.Nana Araba Otua expressed concerns that indigenes of the area keep dying with government not proffering any tangible solution to the issues.
“These criminals must be found. The killings must stop. Sadly, the people responsible for these killings are still at large. The decent people of Mfantsiman cannot and should not live in fear”, she is quoted TheGhanaReport.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has also charged the police to find the culprits behind the MP’s murder
Nana Araba Otua expressed concern that indigenous people in the region continue to die with the government not providing any concrete solution to the problems.
“It is necessary to find these criminals. They must stop the killings. Sadly, the individuals responsible for these murders are still at large. The decent people of Mfantsiman can not and should not live in fear, “The Ghana Report quotes her.”
Also, President Nana Akufo-Addo charged the police with identifying the culprits behind the murder of the MP.”I have made it clear to the IGP that what would happen would happen if nothing is done about this particular matter,” President Akufo-Addo said when he visited the bereaved family at their Mankessim residence in the Central Region.