Horror as some men of the underworld invaded a Bayero University female hostel where they reportedly cart away with students items worth hundred of thousands.
Inside Arewa speaks with one of the victim who asked not to be named has this to say below:
There is an insecurity problem here kuma gaskiya it is getting out of hand.
On the 9th of August, between the time of 2:00 am to 5:00 am certain group of thieves entered the female hostel (Nana hall) in Old Site, room by room, stealing student’s gadgets. I myself lost my phone and MacBook. Some students who were awake by that time said amongst the thieves they had seen a man in a Hijab but couldn’t scream or alert anyone because they were scared. It was a very clean and silent theft, they weren’t caught at all.
She also added that during this time the guards in front of the hostel left it open, two of them left their post and entry at that time was not restricted to anyone at all.
At around 5:30 when a lot of students realised their items were stolen, we went over to their duty post at the gate to find them sleeping and we had to wake them up.
Their response to the whole issue was (a shapa Fatihah, a manta da zancen)
Another noticeable thing about this is that last year the same thing happened during second semester almost at the same time as now and those two guards were the same people on during on that fateful day.
Yesterday sequel to this, we got news of theft in female hostel in New site sometime between asuba (Morning Prayer time) and morning where a female student coming back after reading was attacked and stabbed in n the neck, at around 10-12 we heard news that she was in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital desperately in need of blood and later we heard she died. Yesterday.
You could verify details of the happenings in new site because I’m a medical student and everything of ours is strictly in Old Site unless we go to New site for personal reasons.
This isn’t the first time a student is losing their life and nothing serious is done about it.
The media doesn’t even hear of it, it just dies off.
So please we would appreciate if you could use your forum and help us let the world know so the people at the top might get to know and they take us seriously.
Student’s lifes are important.
However, Dr. Shamsudeen Umar, the dean of students’ affairs, who confirmed the incident said the victim was receiving treatment and appealed for calm.
He also said the management has launched a probe into the incident while taking steps to enhance security in the university by mounting taller perimeter fences at all the female hostels.