- Students in one of Ondo state universities have called for help after incessant attacks from hoodlums
- According to the student union president, they can no longer sleep with their eyes closed as a result of this
- The students consequently called on the state government to immediately do something about the attacks
President of the Students’ Union Government of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo state, Damilola Okunomo, has lamented the rate of attacks on students by hoodlums.
According to him, the students are being attacked on a daily basis by criminals, Punch reports.
He said as a result of this, students can no longer sleep with their two eyes closed because of the high level of insecurity and threat to lives and property around campus, Star News added.
Okunomo disclosed that the hoodlums on sighting them always tax them N50 or N100, probably for food or Indian Hemp.
The SUG leader claimed male students among them who refuse to part with their money are thoroughly beaten.
"These happen outside the campus, in Ayeka and Igodan villages both in Okitipupa."
A safety measure to avoid mass kidnappings
In another news, the management of a private higher institution in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Veritas University, has decided to introduce online learning following concerns raised by parents over the security of students.
The university located in the Bwari axis, outskirts of the Nigerian capital is owned by the Catholic Church.
The school had earlier postponed resumption indefinitely because of insecurity.
Citizens should defend themselves
Meanwhile, with the rise of students' abductions in the northern part of Nigeria Shehu Sani believes something practical must be done immediately.
Sani is especially worried over the fact that a lot of students and pupils are still in captivity while more are being kidnapped.
The northern human rights activist, therefore, suggested that as a way forward, citizens must be trained to defend themselves.
"Tegina pupils still in captivity.FGC Yauri, Kebbi state still with their abductors. Kaduna state poly students still in the hands of kidnappers and then we now have Kachia. Training the masses to defend themselves is just the way to go."
Source: Legit Nigeria