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Prof. Florence Obi, VC University of Calabar (UniCal)

Explosion: UNICAL VC orders evacuation, library closure

By Sixtus Uket (Calabar)
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi has ordered the evacuation of staff and students from the Library building of the University following a reported explosive sound that hit the Special Education Wing of the Library.
The Registrar of the University of Calabar, Mr Gabriel Egbe made this known in a statement made available to journalists Thursday in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.
Egbe further stated that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Obi has also directed all staff and students to keep off the building due to the impact of the explosion which cracked the wall of the building.
The statement which noted that the decision was with immediate effect, explained that the University Librarian and the Chief Security Officer have been mandated to jointly ensure urgent and total evacuation of Staff, Students and University properties out of the building as well as enforce the sealing off of the structure.
Global Patriot Newspaper gathered that the current Management of the University of Calabar under Prof Florence Obi had earlier declared a state of emergency on the debilitating left wing of the Library.

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