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University of Maiduguri has dismissed rumours that the institution was unsafe and planned to close down due to fear of Boko Haram.
Spokesman for the institution, Ahmed Mohammed in a statement, said the University was quite safe even as members of the community were going about their businesses on a daily basis without any immediate threat from the insurgents.
“The University was never closed and never had any serious security issue for it to be closed down, You can see we are all around and doing what we are here for,” he said.
“We have been working with many security agents and as you must have seen, soldiers are visibly present on campus. We have done our best to ensure that teaching and research goes on in spite of what is going on outside here.
“We have trenches dug around the University reversal years ago to forestall car theft, this we believe will be one of the major stumbling blocks for the insurgents in case they ever try to harass members of the community.”
Since the last assault on Giwa barracks across River Farau close to the University, there has been uneasy calm on campus which has led to many students abandoning their courses for fear of attacks by the Boko Haram. (WorldStage Newsonline)