Mubi Polytechnic entrance
By Matthew Onah
Barely three days after the massacre of over 26 students from three tertiary institutions in Mubi, Adamawa State, another institution, the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, is said to be under siege by hoodlums.
This is coming on the heels of disclosure by the Adamawa State Police Command spokesman, DSP Ibrahim Mohhammed that the command has made a number of arrests in connection with last Monday killings.
He, however, declined to specify the number of people arrested, as according to him, “it would jeopardize their investigations”.
The police spoke man did, however, say that the police are working on the possibility that the killings could be linked to cult activities amongst the students as the killings took place barely three days after an acrimonious student union government election at the Federal Polytechnic.
However, speaking on Thursday the Adamawa State Polytechnic Rector, Professor Abdullahi Bobboi, appealed to law enforcement agents to quickly take measures to protect the students of the institution, following the invasion of the school by hoodlums.
He said that the school came under attack from some hoodlums allegedly led by one ‘Abdul Black’, whom, he said was believed to have gained access in to the polytechnic complex through the Jimeta police barracks.
Bobboi, said that two students are now currently lying critically ill at the Yola Specialist Hospital, as result of injuries sustained from the attack by the hoodlums.
He lamented the incessant incursions into the institution by hoodlums, drug peddlers and miscreants, through the breached fence the institution is said to be sharing with the police barrack.
“We have complained again and again, time without number to the police authorities in Yola, to intervene, as the security breach is now reaching an alarming rate.”
Meanwhile the security agencies on Wednesday, clamped down on Mubi, following the massacre of over 26 students last Monday. The heavy security presence is deterring access in the town.
The security checkpoints mounted by joint army and police restricted entry in to the town, even as relations of the victims have begun making burial arrangements for those killed.
Also the three affected institutions, the Federal Polytechnic, the Adamawa State University and the College of Health Technology, all in Mubi, have been shut indefinitely, as a result of the security challenge.