The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the deployment of adequate security around University campuses nation-wide.
A statement by the
Force spokesman, Chief Superintendent of Police Frank Mba said, “This is designed to help secure life and property in the Ivory Towers and provide enabling environment for lecturers, students, academic and non-academic staff to go about their lawful businesses without let or hindrance.”
Mba said, “The directive is a proactive and confidence-boosting measure designed to ensure that nothing untoward happens in our academic communities.”
“Consequently, the IGP has directed all Command Commissioners of Police to personally, oversee the intensification of surveillance activities around Universities within their State Commands. They are to take all necessary security measures needed to provide for the safety and security of staff and students as well as property within the various Campuses,” he added.
“Meanwhile, lecturers, students and indeed all Nigerians within the Institutions are advised to remain law abiding and go about their legitimate businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation from any quarters.” the Police statement said.