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Shehu Sani Reacts As UNIABUJA Ignores Military, Hires Hunters, Vigilantes For Students’ And Staff Protection

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Mohammed Modibbo

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has taken a dig at the Nigerian Military over the decision by the management of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) to employ hunters and vigilantes to provide extra security for the institution.

The lawmaker saw it as questionable that the University is located close to a military formation but still opted to get local hunters and vigilantes to provide extra security for staff and students.

Naija News reports that the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) Governing Council, Mohammed Modibbo, disclosed the decision of the institution to engage hunters and vigilante members to provide 24-hour security patrol of the institution.

He said the step has already been taken.

Speaking over the weekend at a retreat tagged “Navigating Myriad of Challenges in Managing universities in today’s world,” Modibbo disclosed that the University of Abuja management was leaving no stone unturned in securing the staff, students, and property of the institution following the recent attack by gunmen in which some staff members were abducted from their residential quarters before they were eventually rescued.

The retreat was organized by the Governing Council for Principal Officers, Deans, Directors, and university-based unions in Abuja.

Modibbo while speaking at the retreat among other things, said: “We have now mounted continuous 24 hours security patrol, not only within the campus and residential areas but within perimeters of the university.

“We also employed additional hunters and vigilantes to be patrolling in areas that are not fenced.”

In a reaction to the development, via the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Senator Sani wrote: “University of Abuja is located close to a military formation; but they have chosen to draft the vigilante and hunters to protect and defend the institution. This is a strong message.”



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