KILLING OF STUDENTS: LAUTECH Seeks Intensive Surveillance Of Host Community

Worried by Tuesday’s killing of its student, the authorities of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, on Wednesday called for intensive surveillance of the host community.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, made the call on Wednesday night at a meeting held with security agencies.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oluwadare Ikechukwu Mba, a 100 level Transport Management student of the institution, was killed by unidentified assailants on Tuesday night.

The vice chancellor condemned the killing and appealed to the security agencies to intensify patrol of areas where students were resident.

He said the non residential nature of the institution was a major impediment to adequate monitoring of the students.

Gbadegesin urged the security agencies to rise up to the current challenge, adding that the institution was ready to bear the cost of protecting its students.

He stressed the institution’s readiness to hold regular meetings with security agencies with a view to evolving pro-active measures to secure lives and property.

The representatives of the security agencies at the meeting promised to fish out those behind the killing as well as intensify surveillance in the town.

The meeting was attended by Mr Chinedu Sylva, the Area Commander of Police, Ogbomoso Zone and Capt. Sakatare Dalhatu, the Ogbomoso Zonal Commander of the Oyo State security outfit, Operation Burst.

Others were Mr Nasir Isah, the Director of the State Security Service in Ogbomoso and Mr Bamigboye Joshua, the Divisional Crime Officer for Owode Police Station.

It would be recalled that Gbadegesin in a letter to Brig. Gen. Laz Ilo, the Commander of Operation Burst, identified some locations where students were predominant and required intensive surveillance.

Among the areas listed were Under G, Stadium, Adenike, YOACO, Kuye, Aroje, Oke-Afin, and Igbo-Agboin, all in Ogbomoso.

Meanwhile, students of the institution have staged a peaceful protest against the killing of the student. (NAN)

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