Boko Haram: UNIMAID beg students not to flee

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Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Professor Mala Daura has dismissed rumours of an impending attack on the university by Boko Haram insurgents and urged the students not to flee. Two people were killed Friday when a Rocket Propelled Grenade hit some buildings in the university, causing tension on campus after which some students fled.

Daura said the management of the institution has no intention of closing it, pointing out that they were working in collaboration with security agencies on adequate measures ensure safety in the university.

The Chief Information Officer, Malam Ahmed Tanko Mohammed who spoke to newsmen on behalf of the vice chancellor also appealed to parents and guardians not to fear.

“There is no cause for alarm.

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 urge students to continue with their lectures without fear because the security situation in Maiduguri is now calm and normalcy is returning,” he said.

It could be recalled that yesterday, report that, hundreds of students flee the campus to safe zones in the town due to rumours of impending attack on the institution by Boko Haram terrorists. Details Here

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