Subscribe to get Latest Updates in Your e-mail FREE: CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE!

Boko Haram Threats: UNIMAID Students Flee Campus

The fear of Boko Haram attack on the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday caused panic on the campus. This has led many of the students to flee the institution.

It will be recalled that two persons were reported to have died on Friday when stray bullets hit them when insurgents attacked the campus with rocket propelled grenades.

This development fuelled speculations that the insurgents have invaded the campus and detonated explosive devices.

But the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Mala Daura, said there was no plan to close down the institution as it was not under any threat of insurgency attack.

He also cautioned students against fleeing the campus in fear, insisting that the authorities had put all measures in place to ensure their security.

Daura said the rumour of possible attack on the campus by Boko Haram was “unfounded and misplaced,” assuring that the institution was safe.

The VC gave the assurance through the institution’s  Chief Information Officer, Malam Tanko Mohammed.

He asked the students not to flee but to settle down for their academic activities.

He said, “There is no cause for alarm. The university management is working in collaboration with security agencies to ensure security for the entire university community. We have quite a good number of security personnel around the university and as such, parents and guardians should know that their children are safe.

“We have no intention to close the university as academic activities continue unhindered. We urged the students to continue their studies without fear because the security situation in Maiduguri is now calm and normalcy is returning.” Source: Punch Newspaper

JOIN NGScholars on Telegram for Instant Updates.

If you find this post useful, please share on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. using the buttons below. It will definitely help someone out there.
Share on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Email this to someone

Do you want to ask any question or comment this post? Ask and get very fast answers on NGScholars Ask! CLICK HERE to go to the forum! . Click on Login and login with Facebbok

Don't want to miss an update?

Join over 143,000 Facebook Followers | Join over 29,000 Twitter Followers | Join over 26,000 Email Subscribers

Do you want to ask any question about this post? Ask and get very fast answers on NGScholars Ask!CLICK HERE to go to the forum! . Click on Login and login with Facebbok.