Friday, December 2

ASUU gives security operatives 48hrs to rescue abducted UNIABUJA lecturers.

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given security operatives 48 hours to rescue six persons abducted on Tuesday by gunmen at the University of Abuja Staff Quarters.

Chairperson of the University of Abuja ASUU Chapter, Dr Kasim Umar, said lecturers have stopped going to classrooms because of the incident which has traumatised them.

“We want these our members back within 48hrs. We can no longer go to class because we are traumatised. The security agencies have to wake up and rescue our members,” he said during a briefing at the mini campus of the university located in Gwagwalada on Thursday.

Umar lamented that the internal security in the university is overwhelmed, saying that there have been “a lot kidnapping.”

He noted that until recently when fencing was embarked upon along the Highway into the City Centre, there was no perimeter fencing from behind or sides of the University’s vast land.

“Thus, the students’ hostels are highly unsecured and the entire campus is vulnerable to all manners of attacks.

“For this reason, trespassers and unauthorised individuals have occupied some parts of the University land thereby increasing the state of insecurity on the

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