Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Security - FCE Gombe Advises Students to Relocate to Campus

Federal College of Education, Technical, Gombe, has advised all its students staying off campus, particularly residents of London Maidorowa and Kagarawal quarters, to relocate to the campus for safety reasons.

The Provost of the College, Dr Abbas Gimba, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday, saying that all the places mentioned were volatile and not good for students to live.

He said the advice was prompted by the recent incident at London Maidorowa, where one of the students was shot dead when security personnel invaded the area in search of criminals.

He said the school authority had to relocate some of the students whose houses were demolished when the security personnel raided the area in search of criminals' hideouts last month.

"In spite the fact that all accommodation in the campus was allocated we still created a space for them.

"The college even gave them money to buy clothes and food because most of their belongings were destroyed," he said.

The provost said by next semester the college would privatise its accommodation and make arrangements for people to come and start building the facilities because government had stopped funding the construction of hostels.

The provost said the college's major challenge was finance and expressed the hope that government would fund the institution adequately.

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