OAU STUDENT UNION CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON STUDENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS, SEEKS COMMISIONER’S INTERVENTION

CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION

GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION CONDEMNS INCESSANT THREATS TO LIVES, PROPERTY AND GENERAL SECURITY OF STUDENTS IN MAINTENANCE AND IN OTHER PARTS OF TOWN

Great Ife Students’ Union condemns the incessant attacks against students living in Maintenance and in other unsecured parts of Ile-Ife. It’s obvious that the frequency of crimes being perpetrated against students living off campus are growing at alarming rate due to a very crude and porous security network around the affected areas.

Just in the early hour of Tuesday, 27th June, 2017, we received a security alert of some crooked and scrupulous individuals attempting to break into Stella Hostel in Maintenance. The perpetuators succeeded in carting away with a laptop after penetrating through the window.

However, it is very disheartening and appealing that nothing serious has been done, either by the University Security or Nigerian Police to come up with affective security strategies to address this ugly development.

We, therefore, use this medium (as we shall not fail to deploy other means should this fail to produce a desired result) to clearly and unambiguously state our dissatisfaction with the current insecurity of our members in town and hereby table our demands as follow:

1. That the University Security and Nigerian Police Force should improve on their security network in Maintenance and in other parts of Ile-Ife to guarantee a maximum protection of lives and property of students;

2. That thorough investigation be carried out to expose the culprits and bring them to justice;

3. That the the Central Gate of Maintenance be replaced with a better one; and other entrances into Maintenance be properly manned by well-trained security officers;

4. We demand that the perimeter fencing around Maintenance to be built and completed within a very short time;

5. We demand the management of each hostel in Maintenance to be more proactive and committed to strengthening the security of students under their watch, as it a breach of contract to neglect such a noble role despite the exorbitant rent they charge.

Finally, we want to assure all Great Ife students that your interest will always be protected. We are undaunted in combating every form of social menace constituting a threat to security of lives and property of the generality of Great If Students.

Cc:
The Vice Chancellor,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,

The Chairman, University Security Committee

The University Chief Security Officer,

The Nigerian Police Force.

 

Signed:

Okediji Simon (Zuma)
P. R. O, Great Ife SU

Boluwajaiye Adeoluwa (Fynestboi)
Sec. Gen., Great Ife SU

Oyekan Ibukun Edward (Dr IBK)
President, Great Ife SU

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