From Mathew Jwantu, Minna
Worried by incessant cases of campus robbery, management of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) in Niger State, has intensified strategies to curb robbery attacks on students in both on and off-campus hostels at Lapai town.
The school management stated this at a meeting to find lasting solution to security challenges in the institution.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Muhammad Nasir Maiturare, expressed concern over the increasing rate of attacks by hoodlums on students staying off-campus.
Maiturare, who said IBBUL is known to be one of the most peaceful campuses in Nigeria, assured that efforts would be intensified to provide adequate security for students who reside both on and off-campus.
He sympathised with the students who sustained injuries during the ‘gruesome’ robbery attacks at some off-campus lodges, and prayed for their quick recovery.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Lapai Police Division, Superintendent Yakubu Yusuf, and Officer-in-Charge of Lapai Office, Department of State Security (DSS), Mohammed Yahaya, promised to cooperate with the university to stem insecurity in the school, and Lapai town.
The university’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), Major Ndagi Tete Kudu (rtd), pledged to strengthen collaboration with various security operatives in Lapai.
He assured that effective security measures that would help protect students and their properties would be unveiled as soon as possible, to cut crimes.