Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:56 pm
Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi once attacked by Boko Haram gunmen and occupied by the insurgents has re-opened.
But the authorities are not taking the security of staff and students lightly.
They have recruited 80 vigilante men and hunters to ensure the security of the university community.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Joshua Shall, disclosed this to newsmen in Mubi on Thursday.
Shall said that the institution was aware of the complementary role played by the vigilante groups and hunters assisting the military to recapture Mubi town after it was over ran by insurgents in October 2014,and therefore decided to recruited them to continue with their complementary role.
Shall ,who said that 95 per cent of the students had resumed for classes, stated that the institution lost 11 staff and three students, while property worth N5 billion were destroyed by the insurgents.
” They (insurgents) broke into all offices, staff quarters, hostels, laboratories, stores and looted properties,” he said.
The vice chancellor said that the school managed to re-opened following the intervention it received from TETFund which supported it with N250 million.
He said that TETFund also approved a substantial amount of money for the institution which his management was now trying to access to sustain the ongoing rehabilitation work in the university.
While lauding TETFund for the support, Shall also commended the national body of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), for donating N21 million to its members in the university.
He said the university had also compiled the lists of damages incurred by its staff and submitted same to the Victim Support Fund, for possible assistance.
” We hope that when the fund commence rendering assistance to victims of insurgency, we will be remembered”, Shall said