The management of the Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK), Kebbi state, has refuted a rumour of a planned attack by bandits.

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According to NAN, Abubakar Aliyu, the varsity registrar, dispelled the rumour in a statement in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

Aliyu explained that the presence of security agents in the institution’s campus had nothing to do with the attack rumour.

He added that it was part of the authorities’ measures to secure public places, the university inclusive. The registrar also urged fleeing students to return to the institution.

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“The attention of FUBK management has been drawn to the rumour circulating amongst students that it received a notice that the campuses will be attacked by unknown persons,” the statement read.

“The management wishes to make it clear that the rumour, which is prompted by the presence of the police at the university gates, is unfounded.

“Their presence is just part of the efforts to provide security at public places, including institutions of higher learning.

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“Their deployment, therefore, is not as a result of security threat, as the university did not receive any.”

The registrar urged members of the university community to go about their normal activities on the campuses.

“Students, who fled the campuses or are planning to do so, are advised to remain and concentrate on their ongoing examinations,” the statement added.

“The university management will continue to collaborate with security agencies to ensure safety on the campuses.”

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On June 5, TheCable had reported how about 88 people were killed in Kebbi after an attack by gunmen in Danko-Wasagu LGA.

The incident at Danko-Wasagu also comes about four weeks after nine police officers –including a divisional police officer (DPO) — were killed by bandits in Sakaba LGA of the state.



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