Calm Returns To Terrorized Off Campus Students Residences As Police Arrest 4 Suspects, Curfew Relaxed

Calm is returning to the residences of off-campus students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), after intervention by the Nasarawa State Police Command. The intervention came on the heels of alarm raised by the off-campus students over heightened activities of criminal elements in their residential quarters. Areas along, off, and  adjacent the highway that is opposite the University’s gate are populated mainly by students. Eyewitnesses said that gunshots could sometimes be heard in some those areas. It led to self-imposed curfew whereby the areas became a ‘no-go area’ at night   

A post-graduate student of the university, Abdulkabir Yusuf narrated that gangs of armed robbers had been terrorizing the off-campus students in their residences, injuring them, dispossessing them of their phones, laptops, money and other valuables  ‘’and in some cases raping female students’’. He stated that about 24 compounds  harbouring majorly, off-campus students were attacked by armed robbers in one week.

Another student Tony Adigi,  told this correspondent that happenings in residential areas of off-campus students  was a “case of armed robbery,  students terrorizing students”.  He explained that the area behind Lorem hotel and BCG was dominated by cult groups.

 Following the rising incidences of crimes the Students Union imposed a curfew in off-campus quarters. The ‘notice of curfew’ signed by president of the University’s SUG, Comrade Najeem Jonathan Gbefwi read in full: “Following the recent security unrest in the student environment, a curfew has been imposed within the student community from 9p.m everyday till further notice. Students are advised to adhere strictly to the instructions as there will be massive patrol by the military and other security agencies. As a union we sympathise with victims of the recent robberies and criminal activities, and we are doing all that is within our power and capacity to bring the perpetrators to book. Be assured of our best regards always

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