The University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD), located in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, was the scene of a fight of several hours between the Kekendo (The Association of Students for the Development of Casamance) and those of the Ndef Leng movement (Association culturelle des Sérères ). Everything started from a fight between a student accused of stealing a Jakarta motorcycle and beaten by the kékendos. The events took place in the premises of the UCAD this Thursday, March 26, 2021 from 10pm to 2am. Several students in both movements suffered stabbing or club injuries. Four students, in critical condition, were evacuated to the main hospital of Dakar, the others are interned to the hospital Fann and to the infirmary of the UCAD.
The worst was to be feared this Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the UCAD. The students of the Kekendo movement and those of Ndef Leng clashed from 10 pm until 2 am. For good reason, a student serére, accused of theft of Jakarta motorcycle, was mistreated by the robust members of the Kekendo movement. So, the Seréres Students Association called Ndef Leng took the defense of the student beaten. It was the start of a four-hour brawl. High rooms, machete strokes, club or iron bar have left their mark on the atmosphere of the UCAD, a temple of knowledge that welcomes Senegalese bachelors every year, whatever their origins or affiliations, in respect of secularism, foundation of the country’s Constitution.
The sub-prefect of Dakar Plateau, Djiby Diallo, informed by the rector of the University Amadou Lamine Mbaye, mobilized an emergency response team of law enforcement (GMI, BIP and the Medina police). The security forces entered the UCAD and were able to intervene between the two movements decided to fight to the end. It was around 2am that calm returned to this place of instruction and training of future executives of the Republic.
On the counter, many wounded on both sides including four evacuated to the main hospital in Dakar. Security forces are now stationed at the entrance to the university campus to prevent potential clashes between students.