Hostel robbery attacks: AAUA partners police, vigilantes
By Bukola Olamona
The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has joined forces with the Nigeria Police Force and vigilantes in the community to end the recent robbery attacks on a cross-section of its students who are living off the University’s campus.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi, dropped the hint while briefing journalists on the efforts being made by the University Management to tackle the incident.
Akinpelumi said the AAUA Management has received the report of armed robbery attack on its students that are living off campus, precisely around Medoline and Cele areas of Akungba Akoko.
He said the Management, had since, taken some bold steps to put a stop to the attacks.
“Several meetings were held with the leadership of students body and the landlords in these two areas on how the challenge could be properly dealt with.
Apart from this, the University has also put in place, a Joint Patrol team, which comprises of the Nigeria Police Force, the University’s security outfit, some paramilitary associations and local vigilantes to patrol these areas and other areas students are being attacked,” he stated.
The spokesperson for the University noted that the University Management would continue to put all necessary machineries in place to guarantee the safety of lives and property of its students living on and off the University campus.
It would be recalled that the Student Union President, Samuel Adesomoju, had, via a letter, copies of which were made available to the Ondo State Police Command, Commissioner of Police, Akungba Community Monarch and all media organizations, reported the incident to the University Management.
The SUG President called for urgent actions against insecurity in Akungba township in the interest of the students living off campus.