The Federal Government's claims that it has decimated Boko Haram appears to have suffered some knocks.

The insurgents quest to end Western education has forced some lecturers to flee Maiduguri the Borno state capital.

Five lecturers of the institution have been killed by the insurgents while three are reportedly being held by the insurgents.

The chairman, UNIMAID chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Dani Mamman, who confirmed their resignation called on the Federal Government and university authorities to step up security levels.

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Mamman said although closing down the university was the initial thought, it was resisted by the management.

He added that as a union, ASUU believes that if its demands made to the Federal Government are fulfilled, the idea of closure would not be an option.

Mamman said, “About 70 lecturers left, about five died and three are held hostage by Boko Haram. The admission figure of students have been dropping since insurgency intensified in 2012. We don’t know what will happen to the admission of students this year.

“The exit of some lecturers has affected research and learning because some are specialists in their fields. Usually, such exodus affects accreditation of some programmes and courses.

“We requested the government to increase security personnel, security gadgets and construction of the 23.7 km perimeter fence. In the interim, the state governor has started building a 10.3 km perimeter fence.

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