Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), is taking a strong stand against insecurity by hiring 20 vigilantes to protect the campus and surrounding areas. Professor Abdullahi Modibbo, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of NSUK, recently spoke to reporters about the university’s commitment to fighting kidnapping and ensuring the safety of its staff and students.
Professor Modibbo acknowledged that kidnapping is a problem not just for the university, but for the entire country. However, NSUK is determined to take action. On campus, they are working closely with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to maintain security. But for off-campus locations, the university has approved the recruitment of 20 vigilantes who will receive specialized training to keep watch over different areas. This is just one of the steps NSUK is taking to protect its staff and students.
Recently, there have been cases of students and lecturers being kidnapped from the university. These victims were only released after their families paid ransoms. Just a few days ago, Dr. Monica Adokwe, a lecturer in the Faculty of Administration, was freed after an undisclosed amount was paid to her abductors.