Kidnapping: Students Seek Special Security For Lecturers

Coalition of Youth and Students Organizations in Nigeria (CYSON), has called on security agencies to give special protection to lecturers.

The students who were reacting to the recent kidnap of lecturers of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, in Zaria said university lecturers have become endangered species.

Managing university academic calendars after the ASUU strike and lockdown
Chairman, Comrade Adamu Adamu Matazu told newsmen that the education sector which is already threatened with poor welfare of lecturers, will suffer a bigger blow, if lecturers are exposed to dangers of kidnapping.

He commended the ABU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala and the University Security Services on the successful rescue of Dr. Bako, a lecturer with the Department of Human Psychology who was kidnapped on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, when kidnappers invaded his quarters at the University’s main campus, Samaru, Zaria.

While lauding the efforts of the University management towards the rescue of Dr. Bako, the Coalition described the Vice Chancellor as a leader with uncommon dexterity, courage and foresight.

“His actions have sent a clear warning to all criminal bandits, kidnappers and armed robbers that, under his watch no stone will be left unturned in safeguarding the lives and properties of staff, students and anybody living or coming into the University for one legitimate business or the other.”

The Coalition also noted with delight, the use of human intelligence, local vigilantes and community approach in cracking the recent case of up surge in kidnapping and other criminal activities that have been recorded in the University in the past few months.

The students therefore called on institutions and other private establishments to step up their game and have a local security arrangement in collaboration with the nation’s security agencies to contain the criminality of this violent elements.

The Coalition however urged the ABU Vice Chancellor not to be deterred but “remain determined and resolute in the pursuit of justice especially on the arrested criminals and their collaborators, this should be done using every might at the disposal of the University to serve as deterrence to other intending criminal elements.”

The Coalition said, “ABU is now safe for the return of Students especially now that the nine-month old ASUU strike has come to an end and academic activities set to resume soon.”

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