The authorities of the University of Jos, Plateau State have engaged the providers of native hunters to guard college students on campus and their hostels following the safety challenges ravaging the nation.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the college, Sebastian Maimako, disclosed this on Tuesday through the valedictory session to mark the tip of his five-year tenure.
He mentioned, “It is no longer news that the security situation in the country is quite tenuous.
“This is why under my administration, we made frantic efforts to ensure that all lives and property within the university are adequately protected.
“When we got a security report that we were the soft target, we close our hostels for almost two weeks and suspended lectures eventually. Before we could reopen, we were given a condition that we must employ the services of local hunters to help us secure our hostels, particularly at night.
“Today, this is where we are, but thank God, the Director of Peace and Conflict Studies, looking at the happening, has offered to train these hunters on the rule of engagement in their working in the university.”
According to Maimako, his collaboration with numerous safety consultants led to a major drop in crime within the college.
He additionally mentioned the establishment, below his management, recorded great achievements in different areas below the interval of 5 years when he served as Vice-Chancellor.
He mentioned his administration, through the interval below evaluation, initiated and accomplished 85 tasks which have been inaugurated.