FUDMA: Katsina university says its workers act as informants for bandits

The vice-chancellor of Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina, Armaya’u Bichi, has alleged that some of the university’s staff serve as informants to the bandits.

Mr Bichi, who disclosed this to journalists in Katsina on Tuesday, said the contacts of the suspected employees were given to a security agency for further investigation.
The suspected bandits have been attacking the area, kidnapping students and staff members of the university as well as their family members.

A recent attack which led to the death of one of the university’s staff had prompted his colleagues to stage a peaceful protest over insecurity.

Mr Bichi said, “This issue of informants is worrisome. Therefore, we investigated those we are suspecting of giving out their colleagues and students’ information.

”We have found them and handed over their contacts to one of the security agencies for further investigation. But we have not heard anything from the securities.

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“These suspects are our staff. We have strong reasons for accusing them of being informants to bandits.”
Reacting to the situation, the police command in Katsina said they were not aware of such an issue but promised to investigate the matter further.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, called on the public to always assist them with information that would end the security challenges.


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