UNIMAID Attacks: Police Explain Why Post On Campus Is Impossible
After several attacks on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), by suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, demands have been made for the Nigeria Police Force to set up a post within the institution.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Command, Damian Chukwu, briefed newsmen about the decision not to establish a police post in Maiduguri on Thursday.
In the last four months, suicide bombers have attacked the institution at least 3 times, killing over 20 persons.
Mr Chukwu explained that setting up police posts in UNIMAID would create a negative trail for other universities to follow.
“Let me say here that once you establish a police post in UNIMAID, you will have set up a difficult precedence.
“This is because every other university would want the police to set up posts in their campuses too.
“It is not the universities, even other tertiary institutions would want such posts established in their campuses,” he explained.
The police boss, however, said the police have been collaborating with the university outfit to ensure security on campus.
He, however, added that with the renewed attacks, the police and other security agencies have worked out plans to put an end to the bombings.
"Very soon these incidences of suicide bombings would be a thing of the past, I can assure you," he added.