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Our staff are working as informants to bandits – FUDMA VC reveals

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Our staff are working as informants to bandits – FUDMA VC reveals

The Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, Professor Armaya’u Bichi, has brought forth claims that there may be informants among the university staff aiding bandits in the area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that bandits have been attacking the area, kidnapping students and employees of the university, as well as their family members.

Exactly a week ago, bandits stormed the residence of Dr Tiri Gyan David, Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Development of the institution, killing him and abducting his children.

Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, Bichi said the contacts of suspected staff had been given to a security agency for further investigation.

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According to the vice-chancellor, the school management is doing everything possible to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, but the situation was getting aggravated.

Bichi said, “This issue of informants is worrisome. Therefore, we investigated those we are suspecting of giving out their colleagues’ and students’ information.

”We have found them and handed over their contacts to one of the security agencies for further investigation.

“But we have not heard anything from the securities. These suspects are our staff. We have strong reasons for accusing them of being informants to bandits,” the vice chancellor revealed.

However, the police said they were not aware of such an issue but promised to investigate the matter further.

Reacting, the police command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, called on the public to always assist them with information that would end the security challenges.

Proofreading by Fa’izatu Aliyu Doma, Journalist at Neptune Prime. 

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