Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi at Yelwa | Image: Google
‘This attack, no doubt, is one of the numerous others suffered by the university communities and residents within the state metropolis’
By Ahmed Ahmed
The Young Leaders Network has condemned the killing of 500 level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi at Yelwa.
Mr. Joseph Agabaidu, the 500-level student of Geology, was stabbed by a robbery gang on Saturday at about 7:00pm in Yelwa Tudu, a community less than a kilometer from the ATBU Yelwa Campus.
Mr Seun Justin Onarinde, the executive director of the Network, made the condemnation in a statement issued on Tuesday.
His words: “This attack, no doubt, is one of the numerous others suffered by the university communities and residents within the state metropolis.
“This incident also revealed the porosity of security of lives and properties in the metropolis that hosts about three tertiary institutions (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Federal Polytechnics Bauchi, and College of Agriculture, Bauchi.
“We, therefore, call on law enforcement agencies especially the Nigerian Police Force to double up the efforts to curb the activities of violent and extremist gangs that have gained a new occupation of breaking into people’s homes, harming, and destroying properties of innocent residents and students.
“We hope the perpetrators of this evil act are found and brought to book. We also call for improved coordination among the state’s security agencies (Nigerian Police Force, NSCDC, etc).
“Local security groups, and the management of the Tertiary Institutions to ensure the safety of all students and staff of the Tertiary Institutions. We are all custodians in the security of our students who left their homes to reside in our communities.”