The Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa, has employed the companies of 55 native hunters to guard lives and property in and round its campus.
The FUD Chief Information Officer, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, introduced this in an announcement in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital on Tuesday, News Agency of Nigeria studies.
Yahaya mentioned the Vice-Chancellor of the college, Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo, had accredited the hiring of the native hunters.
He acknowledged that they had been engaged from the state’s department of the Nigerian Hunters Council.
According to Yahaya, the transfer will assist to render enough help to the college’s safety unit in patrolling the campus, particularly at evening.
He quoted Sabo as saying the college wants the companies of the hunters due to their huge data of the communities.
He additionally described the hunters as nicely suited to the duty due to their ruggedness.
The spokesperson added that the hunters got a three-week coaching by the safety division earlier than deploying them to the sphere.
“When the Chief Security Officer of the University, retired Col. Abubakar Siddique brought the idea, the management bought into it because of the complex security problems facing the country.
“The hunters, FUD security and the Nigerian Police now conduct a daily joint patrol of the campus at night and at the same time complementing our security in other areas.
“The Vice-chancellor also said those who display exceptional skills and commitment among them would be rewarded,” the spokesperson mentioned.
According to NAN, Sabo has known as on the members of employees and college students of the college to cooperate with its safety division.
Yahaya additional mentioned as a part of his efforts to make sure enough safety is supplied for the lives and property of scholars, the VC has additionally banned ”nightcrawlers” from the college.
He added, ”While patrolling the campus at evening, Sabo impounded tinted automobiles at women’ hostels, whose house owners’ suspicious actions with the feminine college students had been in opposition to the college’s guidelines and rules.
“The VC, who noted that the female students are in the university to study and as their guardian, the management will not allow outsiders to compromise their moral values.”
He added that such female students whose actions were found wanting during the night patrol had been reported to their parents.
The spokesperson also quoted Sabo as warning that “in view of the general insecurity, especially kidnapping, the university will not tolerate tinted cars in the daytime and most importantly at night”.
“The VC advised those who claimed to be fiancés to the female students to visit them in their family homes and not in the university at night, more so in tinted cars.
“He warned that anybody caught henceforth would be prosecuted, as the university had since banned tinted cars from the campus,” he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned the VC additionally issued warnings to each educational and non-academic employees members in opposition to sexual harassment of scholars.
He was additionally quoted as cautioning the scholars from improper behaviour in the direction of the employees members of the college.