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University Of Ilorin management Invites DSS , Police, Defence Corps To Prevent Herdsmen Attack

Posted by on July 4th, 2019

 

 

The Management of the University of Ilorin in Kwara has
described herdsmen as a threat to the university’s farms and
therefore, threatened to prosecute anyone apprehended.
Prof. Bolaji Sule, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management
Services of the university made the disclosure in a meeting with
some security agencies in Kwara State.
Sule said the university had met its commitment towards the
herders but the issue of insecurity on its land persisted which
necessitated the new strategy.
He added that the herdsmen posed serious threats to the
university farms, dam site, hostels, academic environment and
staff residence.
According to him, they used weapons to threaten staff and
students as they committed theft of farm products and building
materials.
The DVC also said that illegal farmers were not exempted from
the prosecution if apprehended on the school property.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the institution had
plans to use its land but could not do it due to security
challenges and stressed the need for security personnel to be
proactive.
In his remarks, Dr Kameeludeen Azeez from the Faculty of
Agriculture, expressed worry over the illegal activities of
herdsmen in the university in spite of efforts to appease them.
“It is rather so pathetic that the university has spent so much
money on relocating the herders, given them all they requested
and we are still encountering this,” he said.
He said that the security agencies had been mandated to arrest
trespassers in the university land to curb the threat, which
some unruly herdsmen posed to the institution.
Mr. Yunus Alade-Saliu, a representative of the Directorate of
State Services (DSS) in the state, assured the university of
maximum security of staff and students in the area.
Alade-Saliu said that illegal farming and other illegal activities
in the campus would no longer be treated with kid gloves.
Present at the meeting were the acting Chief Security Officer of
the University, Mr Juel Ikubanni, the representatives of the
DSS, Yunus Alade Saliu, the Nigeria Security Civil Defence
Corps, Lawrence Sunday and Inspector Adams Mudashiru of the
Nigeria Police, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.


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