Two KNUST students stabbed in reprisal attacks

There has been an uneasy calm on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) following reprisal attacks by students of the University Hall (Katanga) and the Unity Hall that led to injuries to two students.

The two students have been stabilized and are on admission at the University hospital under protection from the university’s security guards.

It all started last Sunday night when a student, said to be a resident of Unity Hall was attacked and stabbed at the back by his assailants who were said to be from the Katanga Hall.

The incident was said to have happened near the Great Hall of the university.

Barely 24 hours after the incident another student believed to be a students of Katanga was attacked near the Unity Hall sustaining a deep cut in his palm.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Vincent Ankamah Lomotey, told Graphic Online that the main cause of the reprisal attacks were still unknown but the matter was being investigated by the university’s security and the Police.

‘The students are in stable conditions and there is no need for anyone to be afraid,’ he said.

Subsequently, security has been beefed up on campus as the university authorities await the full recovery of the students for criminal investigation to commence.

For many years, there have been perennial rivalry between students of the two halls – Katanga and Unity and at the least provocation, they attack each other.

Below is a photo of one of the injured students

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