The staff, students, and neighbouring environs of Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) have been thrown into fear of uncertainty following series of threat letters alleged to have emanated from members of the suspected dreaded Boko Haram Group threatening to unleash terror at the University, (ADSU) Mubi and its environs.
The atmosphere on campus, and in the surrounding area, can be best described as tense,’’ said a student, who simple identified herself as Mary Moses.
Another source has said that the letters are believed to be real, with school officials and the student body suspecting it is coming directly from the Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram.
As word of the letters surfaced, rumours, too, have circulated, with most of the students at Adamawa State University fearful of an impending Boko Haram attack.
Also corroborating, another student, who doesn’t want his name mentioned, disclosed that most of the students who use the only hostel available to men have not slept there the past weekend. The hostel, also known as ‘Barde Hall,’ according to a source, was nearly empty of students since Saturday evening.
This situation caused panic among many of the students at the hostel. ‘’They then openly questioned the efforts of the university security men, and called them to the hall to remove the grisly letter. The students denied the letter was written and posted by a fellow student among them to the arriving security men. They then demanded to see the schools’ vice chancellor, ‘said one staff of the institution
The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Alkassim Abba, later arrived, and addressed the students, pleading with them to remain calm and resolute. He assured that security measures were taken to protect lives and property.
In the meantime, many of the Adamawa State University students have packed their bags, and also, reportedly, packing out of the hostel, just as the spokesman of the state police command, DSP Usman Abubakar said they were not aware of the threat as at the time of filing this report.
It could be recalled that in October 2012, no fewer than the 47 students of the Adamawa State University, the Federal Polytechnic and the School of Health Technology, all in Mubi, Adamawa State, met their tragic end when their institutions were attacked by gunmen at midnight. The attack was said to have lasted for several hours without any form of response from security agents.