Insecurity: Reps ask army, police to station a battalion, police unit in ABU

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has been charged to establish a battalion of the Nigerian Army at the southern border of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to check incursions into the campus by bandits and other miscreants.

The House of Representatives who handed down the charge also urged the Inspector General of Police( IGP), Mohammed Adamu to set up a unit of mobile police at the Phase 2 segment of its Samaru campus of the university to enhance security of lives and property at the institution.

The lawmakers called on the government to erect a wall round the campuses of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as has been done for the University of Maiduguri and the Gwagwalada campuses of the University of Abuja.

The House, AbeyaNews reports, has mandated its Committees on Tertiary Education and National Security and Intelligence to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Education, the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector General of Police and other relevant agencies to implement the resolutions and report to the Green chamber within three weeks.

These followed the adoption of a motion, sponsored by Garba Datti Mohammed and four others on the need to address security threats in ABU and other tertiary institutions across the country.

Mohammed, in his lead debate, told the House that the security situation in Kaduna State has degenerated to an alarming level, in spite of the efforts of the government to contain insecurity in the state.

The lawmaker noted that in recent times, lecturers and students of ABU have been victims of kidnapping and banditry and called for urgent measures to boost security in the institution.

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