ABU Puts New Security Measures In Place

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Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria

By; SANI  ALIYU,  Zaria

Ahmadu Bello  University (ABU) Zaria has  set  up   modalities to  contend  any  form   of  security  challenges  within and  outside the  campuses  for  conducive  teaching and  learning  as  the  university  is set  for   reopening .

The four suspected kidnappers who are allegedly terrorizing ABU zaria. 

The Chief Security  Officer of the  University, Malam  Ashiru  T.  Zango disclosed  this to  New Nigerian  in  response  to the  incident  of  kidnapping  that  occurred in the  university  recently.

He  said that adequate  measures have  been  taken to  end  such   ugly  incident and  hoped that  it will  not  happen  again as  there  was arrest  of  suspects by the  security  operatives  with  investigation still  ongoing.

Malam  Ashiru Zango said that the university’s security personnel had  a meeting  with  all the  stakeholders, teaching and  non-teaching  staff  on new security  tips  that  will be used  when the  university  reopens.

According to him,  the  university is  yet to  receive any reports from the  security  handling the  case of  kidnapping  pertaining suspects  under their  custody.

The security  challenges  in the  educational institution can be  traced  to  two main  factors and  which are  internal and    external..

It would be recalled that on January 20, the Nigeria Police paraded a four-man kidnap gang who were allegedly terrorizing lecturers, students and other residents of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

The principal suspects are Abubakar Yakubu, (A.K.A Dogo), who is a commercial motorcycle rider and Abubakar Aliyu (A.K.A. Abubakar Maigiwa) a security personnel with Ahmadu Bello University.

The two suspects live at Biye a community behind the main Campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Zaria.

The third suspect is Isiyaka Kabiru (A.K.A. Isiya Mugu), he also lives at Sabon Pegin Biye behind ABU Main Campus Samaru Zaria.

The suspect is accused of being the informant/agent.

While the fourth suspect is Aliyu Bello (A.K.A. Ali Siniya) who lives at Rafin Tukurwa behind ABU Phase II, around Kudingi.

He was also suspected of being an accomplice to the principal suspects.

While being paraded by the police, the principal suspects admitted that their team kidnapped three people from ABU.

They added that they do not know the names of their victims, but the victims include a mother with her son and a doctor.

They mentioned Sanusi, Maikudi, Shuaibu, as their collaborators.

He added that the collaborators reside in the bushes around Galadimawa.

He stated that the collaborators negotiated, collect ransom and released the kidnapped victims.

They also mentioned a traditional title holder of the Fulani’s at Biye community, some academic and non academic staff for being master minds of the crime.

However, the Chief Security Officer of the university said they was yet to receive official reports from the police, adding that he would comment on the matter when he received the police report.

He said the university would definitely take action against those that might be indicted by the police report. 

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