Friday, 14 February 2014

Students flee campus over Boko Haram threat letter

Scared that the Boko Haram insurgents could make good their threat to attack their campus, students of Adamawa State College of Education, based in Hong Local Government Area of the state have fled the school.

The threat to attack the institution was said to have been contained in a letter that was allegedly written and signed by persons suspected to be members of the Islamic terrorist group and dropped in the middle of the school by an unidentified person.


The letter subsequently got to some students who alerted other colleagues and the staff about an impending attack on the college.

The development was said to have thrown the institution into panic and precipitated their exodus from the college. Students and even staff members living near the institution immediately fled the area to avoid the threatened attack by the Islamic sect.

The Provost of the college, Dr. Johnson Pongri, confirmed the incident and noted that the management of the institution had appropriately informed the Hong Divisional Police Officer, the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the state about the said letter.

“The students have started leaving the campus since Tuesday evening over the alleged threat from Boko Haram, while some left campus yesterday.

"However, the management of the college has been trying to pacify the students to stay back in the institution as security operatives are on alert and trying to beef up security in the college,” he said. 

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