Herdsmen Grazing Continues In Plateau University Despite Warnings, Arrests
The Vice-Chancellor of Plateau State University in Bokkos, Prof. Docknan Decent Sheni, has decried the continuous invasion of the school premises to grazing fields by Fulani herdsmen. Prof. Shehu made this known during a press briefing held in Bokkos on Monday
According to him, the University had carried out arrests of Fulani herdsmen who continue to engage in aggressive grazing in the university premises, but the menace continues to rage unabated.
In his words, “there are security challenges in the university because the institution has not been completely fenced, we have seen several strange persons within the university who constitute a threat to lives and properties.
“Our greatest challenge is the aggressive grazing carried out by herdsmen within the premises of the University. Lectures will be going on and cattle will be roaming around, up to the administrative block and this is not pleasant to the system.”
Prof. Sheni disclosed that the institution had already lost two persons to insecurity and that they are tediously working to stop the grazing activities in the University.
“We cannot allow that to continue because we don’t know the motive behind that, we have seen how people have been butchered in the different parts of the country by suspect herdsmen and we don’t want that to happen to any of us”, he said.
The VC further warned students against cultist activities vowing to expel any student found wanting. He lamented that the institution had already suffered several executive inferences which constituted a clog on the wheel of development, saying it had operated for 12 years without accreditation.
Prof. Sheni thereafter explained that the two set of students who graduated from the institution and could not be mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) activities was as a result of lack of courses accreditation by the NUC until 2015.