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Insecurity: Federal University Lokoja hires 60 hunters

ederal University Lokoja hires 60 hunters
A vigilante group of traditional hunters pose for a picture at their camp in Maiduguri May 21, 2014. About 100 traditional hunters from villages in Borno state have gathered in a camp in Maiduguri and volunteered to hunt for Boko Haram to the local government. The local government gives them two meals per day, they say. REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) - RTR3Q8JP

The management of the Federal University, Lokoja has engaged the services of 60 hunters to strengthen its security network.

This was made known in Lokoja on Monday by the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof Olayemi Akinwumi during a press briefing.

The media interaction was part of activities to mark the commencement of the fifth convocation of the institution, slated for Monday the 8th to Sunday November 14 , 2021.

Akinwumi said the 60 hunters would complement the efforts of the Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in providing adequate security in and around the campus.

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He added that the students would not be moved to the hostels until the management was satisfied with the security architecture of the institution, saying the topography of the campus called for concern.

“The management of this institution will not toy with the security of students and staff of the university. We have seen what happened just recently in some tertiary institutions in the country where Professors and their children were kidnapped in the campuses.

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“We have engaged over 60 hunters and they have mapped out areas where criminals can use as escape route and we will block those areas. Until we are satisfied with the security here in the permanent site of the university, we will not move students to the hostels for now,” he said.

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