It was reported that on Wednesday morning that some Gunmen invaded the University and attacked a lecturer in his office.
The lecturer, identified as Dr David Okoroafor, was attacked around 11 am at the University’s permanent site. The lecturer who escaped the attack made this known in a message he sent to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The lecturer described in his letter that after opening his office for the days’ work, he began to pray as he always does. Suddenly, two hefty men brandishing weapons entered his office and ordered him to lay down on his face.
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In his letter, Dr Okoroafor said he tried fighting them off and collecting their guns, but he was hit severally and started screaming for help at the top of his voice.
“When my voice went higher, they ran out, and students pursued after them. But when they brandished their gun, the students became afraid and ran back, giving them room to escape into the bush. But during the scuffle in my office, their car key fell off, which I picked and handed over to the university security unit.”
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, reacting to the latest developments in the institution, said the University is in trouble because they have a lot of people living in the University premises without regard for the environment.
Prof Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, in his words, said, “It is worse now because bandits are coming in and taking over land both within staff residences and outside. Our students are being attacked; we are living in fear of bandits. Some of the indigenes give land to these bandits without really knowing them.”
This incident is coming days after it was reported that the Vice Principal of Junior Secondary School, Kwaito, Abubakar Abdullahi Gbedako, also in Kwali, was abducted on Saturday.
The Nigerian Military and Police have beefed up security by setting up roadblocks around every entry into the Capital Territory after a hint of a possible invasion of bandits into the territory.