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UNIMAID Governor Shettima approves N50m to boost university's security

The university has been the target of several Boko Haram attacks since January 16.

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Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima

(Daily Trust)

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has earmarked the sum of N50 million to install safer security measures around the premises of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).

The university has been the target of several Boko Haram attacks since January 16, with the latest one happening on Sunday night into the early hours of Monday, June, 26, 2017.

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Governor Shettima approved the sum after he held a security meeting with heads of security in the state.

The terrorists have been able to gain easy access into the school's premises mostly due to its unsecured rear where they have been able to cross into on foot on by simply driving inside.

The governor said the N50 million will be instrumental to digging trenches covering 27 kilometers behind the campus that will make this easy passage into the campus an impossible task.

Some of the money will also be used to recruit more security personnel to cover those areas where the terrorists have mostly targeted to gain access into the institution.

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According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), more than 16 people were killed after coordinated suicide bombings at the university and Zannari community in Maiduguri on Sunday night.

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