Security has been beef up within and around the premises of Bingham University in Karu, Abuja-Keffi Expressway, following an alleged rumours on social media that Boko Haram terrorists have earmarked the institution for possible attack.
As a result of this, parents have started withdrawing their children from the institution over fear of possible attack by the terrorists group.
Our correspondent, who visited the university campus, which is about 25 kilometers away from FCT, gathered that some parents now bring their children from their homes to attend lectures and take them back after the day’s activities.
It was observed that there are more road blocks mounted with stern looking security operatives armed to the teeth, while there was heavy presence of Army personnel strategically located on different parts of the school environment…Continue Reading
It was gathered that the university management has adjusted the academic timetable for examination to commence on Thursday, July 28 instead of 8th August that was formerly planned.
Some students who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said “Due to the panic, some parents are scared to bring their children to write their examinations and they may have to carry over such courses’.
“Some lecturers of the university are also afraid to attend any academic programmes”.
“The perimeter fence round the university is not completed as the back of the university campus is porous and vulnerable for Invaders”. They said.
Meanwhile, all effort by our correspondent to reach out to the university’s Public Relations Officer prove abortive as he could not pick his calls and the Vice- Chancellor of the university, Professor Qurix Barnabas could not be reached for comments.