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Top Nigerian University Reacts To Viral Video Suggesting Bandit Attack On School Campus

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The administration of the College of Abuja has denied the report making the rounds and a viral video suggesting the varsity got here underneath heavy assault by bandits.

 

The varsity stated no such incident occurred anyplace on its campus, including that the try and relate the incident within the video to the college was mischievous and irresponsible.  



The varsity disclosed this on Sunday in a press release signed by the Head, Info and College Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob in Abuja.

 

The assertion stated there was nothing within the video clip that signifies that the incident occurred within the college, including that the campus was calm and protected because it has been all through this session. 

The assertion learn, “Our consideration has been drawn to the viral video of a purported incident on the College of Abuja Foremost Campus over the weekend.  

 

“In that video of lower than 30 seconds is a distressing picture of individuals stated to have come underneath the assault of suspected bandits on campus. 

 

“Let it’s said categorically that no such incident occurred anyplace on the College campus. In any case, a cautious view simply reveals that nothing within the video clip itself references the College of Abuja.  

 

“Due to this fact, this try and relate the incident within the video to the College is, to say the least, fraudulent, mischievous, and completely irresponsible.  

 

“On condition that our college students are getting ready exhausting for his or her First Semester examination, we see this falsehood as orchestrated to distract them from this necessary exercise. 

 

“The campus is as calm and protected because it has been all through this session. With the security measures put in place by the Administration of the College, no such incident would have escaped its consideration. 

 

“To this finish, dad and mom, college students, and all involved individuals are urged to ignore the stated clip which is nothing however the handiwork of mischievous parts who feast on falsehood and blackmail merely to instil concern within the minds of law-abiding folks.”

 

In April, 20 college students and two workers members of Greenfield College, Kaduna state, had been kidnapped when bandits attacked the establishment. 

 

One of many college students was launched, whereas 5 of them had been killed by the assailants. They threatened to kill the others if their demand for a ransom was not met.

 

In Might, the remaining 14 college students had been launched by their abductors after a ransom of N180 million was allegedly paid to the bandits. 

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