The vice chancellor to University of Uyo, Enefiok Essien has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to remove their cattle from the institution’s campuses.
Enefiok Essien in a statement issued through Godfrey Essien, director, public relations, UNIUYO, said the VC gave the ultimatum during a meeting with Fulani herdsmen led by Farouk Allah, in Uyo on Monday.
The statement mandated that the two weeks ultimatum which took effect from Friday, April 28, and would expire on May 11.
The University in its observation stated that they have been seeing herds of cattle move frequently moving around the university main campus, and as such, urged the herdsmen to restrain their cattle from entering the institution in order to avoid conflict.
“There are herds of cattle constantly moving around the main campus and therefore, we call on the leadership of the herdsmen to restrain their cattle from entering the university in order to avoid conflict and discord,” he said.
Meanwhile Nkana Efik, the chief security officer of the institution, has been mandated to liaise with the herdsmen to ensure that the cows were taken out of the campuses within two weeks.