Some Of Our Staff Are Bandits’ Informants, Katsina VC Alleges

THE Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA), Katsina State, Prof. Armaya’u Bichi, has alleged that some of the university’s staff are serving as informants to bandits.

This newspaper reports that bandits have been attacking the area, kidnapping students and staffers 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 FUMA, 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.

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.

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

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

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