Adamawa University Shuts Down, Fears Impending Boko Haram Attack

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The management of Adamawa State University, Mubi, has announced indefinite closure of the institution due to the fear of possible attack from Boko Haram insurgents.

In a statement announced by Malam Hassan Tanko, Acting Registrar of the institution, in Yola on Sunday, 7 September, 2014, in Yola.

The statement, which directed students to go home, stated that the university was closed indefinitely for security reasons.

NAN also reported that some students of the university, told reporters that they were stranded due to residents’ rush to leave the town.

One of the students, who identified himself as Ali, said many commuters were now stranded in the commercial border town due to lack of vehicles.

“The Motor park is now jam-packed with stranded passengers with no vehicle to move them out,” Ali said.

Another resident said: “When the insurgents met me on the road in Michika, they said I should follow them to work for Allah. They asked me to go home and prepare to follow them to fight the cause of Allah but I decided to run and hide.”

A resident of Bazza spoke of how the sect’s fighters stormed the town, “shooting sporadically, using artillery gun and other heavy weapons but from time to time Air Force jets were dropping bombs”.



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