Some students with their belongings attempting to leave the school
The Adamawa State Government has said that it would provide succour to the victims of the last Monday’s killings in Mubi, even as it appealed for calm, saying the security agencies are on top of the situation.
Speaking in Mubi on Thursday, the Deputy Governor, Barrister James Ngillari, said the state government would do every thing possible to provide balm for the pain occasioned by the senseless killings.
Speaking to the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Isa Ahmadu, after visiting the scene of the massacre, Ngillari said it was unfortunate that the dastardly act took place.
Meanwhile one of the institutions involved in the sad incident, the Adamawa State University, has postponed its resumption date to October 31.
In a statement, the institution’s Information and Protocol Officer, Ahmad Sajoh said the university senate had at a special meeting held on October 3rd, shifted the opening of the institution till the end of the month in view of the security challenge.
Mubi town and its environs is a ghost of its once vibrant self. The insecurity has necessitated a heavy incursion of troops, which has impeded movement of people.
Many of the students, who are moving out of the town in trailers and trucks, wore heavy and gloomy countenances.
One female student, who pleaded anonymity, said “Sir, the attackers who were about seven, asked us the ladies to submit our cell phones to them after which we were asked to lay prostrate on the ground warning us not to talk as they were not after the female students but the male students.
“They shot sporadically to the air after which our male colleagues were chased after to their rooms and were asked to come out. The assailants later shot them to death.”
Meanwhile at the Federal Polytechnic Mubi, main campus, most offices were under lock and key, with no one ready to respond to any press interview or comment on the incident.
Speaking on phone, the information officer, Danladi Ibrahim, said most of the staff are in hiding until the situation normalised.
However, students were seen packing their loads and luggage’s outside the campus in large numbers, looking perplexed and dumbfounded.