From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
The Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) operatives in Ugborhen community in Delta state has arrested six suspected oil thieves in the area, and warned the youths in the area against cultism and other related crimes.
The commander in charge of the Ugborhen-Elume axis, Captain Alex Arohus, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said the operatives acted on intelligence gathering on Sunday evening, adding that the suspects had been handed over to the police for further prosecution.
While urging the youths in the area to maintain peace and unity at all times, captain Arolu noted that anywhere there is crises, the innocent people will suffer, and when the army steps in the story will be different.
He said: “for the purpose of peace and security which is our primary function as security agents, and to protect the lives and properties of the good people of Ugborhen community, henceforth, all illegal and unscrupulous activities such as cultism, stealing fighting by carrying weapons such as wood, cutlasses, knives, gun, battle axe, and bottles are hereby banned”.
Meanwhile, as part of efforts to curb indecent dressing by students of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, the management of the university has banned every form of dressing considered irresponsible by students of the institution.
The university, in a memo by the its Registrar, Mr. Dan Urhibo, specifically banned “the wearing of twisted hairstyle by male students, and wearing of ear rings by male students. “Others are sagging of trousers and showing of underwear by male students, wearing of transparent dress by female students, and any other forms of dressing by students considered unsightly/irresponsible.
“This circular, therefore, is to bring to the attention of staff and students the decision of management for implementation. Defauting students will not be allowed entry into any of the university’s campuses, lecture rooms and examination venues”.
it called on Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, HOD’s, and security operatives within the university to ensure strict compliance, assuring that any student found wanting in this regard would be dealt with accordingly.
A top security source in the university, who spoke on the ground of anonymity, told our reporter that they have implemented the directive of the management as they have been restricting students found wanting from entering the university.
He said, inter-alia: “we have ensured strict compliance to this directive since February 7, 2018. Any student that is found to be poorly dressed is sent back home whether male or female. It is unfortunate that most of the students now dress indecently.