- Some workers at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, succeeded in catching a very huge python in a drainage
- In a brief video clip, it took about four staff members of the university to get hold of the wild animal
- The school management, reacting to this, said it has carried out a serious fumigation exercise across the main campus to ward off wild animals
There was a bit of drama at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, on Saturday, September 4, when staff members battled with and got hold of a huge python in a drainage.
It was gathered that the workers catch a snake and battle other reptiles at the Sabbatical Quarters, Punch reports.
This was why the school management agreed to embark on a massive fumigation exercise across the school environment on Tuesday, September 7.
According to the institution's head of public affairs, Mallam Abdulhamid Danjuma, the school was able to ward off a great number of reptiles through the exercise.
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“In an effort to get rid of snakes and other reptiles in the entire campus, the management of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina State, has succeeded in expelling a large number of snakes within the environment of the institution.
“The effort paid off through one of the regular fumigation exercises held at the institution.
"Normally, the university authorities usually conduct fumigation exercises fortnightly to ward off reptiles, snakes and other insects to make the university habitable for staff, students and guests."
Moreover, he explained that other measures used to keep the wild animals from the main campus were bush burning and clearing of overgrown grasses.
Danjuma urged students to report "immediately any suspicious movement of reptiles to the university authorities for prompt action."
Bandits kidnap college of education deputy provost’s 3 sons in Katsina
Meanwhile, The three sons of the deputy provost of Isa Kaita College of Education in Dutsinma, Katsina state, Isma’il Ado Funtua, had been kidnapped by bandits.
A source close to Ado Funtua, who confirmed the incident, said the bandits invaded the campus and broke into the deputy provost’s residence around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 6.
Legit.ng gathered that the source, however, said the kidnappers on their way released the gateman and went away with the man’s children.