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Robbers attack Taraba varsity

07 February 2014, 10:07

Jalingo - Suspected armed robbers on Thursday attacked the Taraba State University (TSU), carting away cash and other valuables worth millions of naira.

The institution's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammed Sani, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo.

Sani said that the robbers, numbering 14, invaded the campus at about 2 a.m. after over-powering the security guards.

He said that about 20 offices, including those of the vice chancellor, registrar, bursar and cashier were burgled by the hoodlums.

“While the operation was going on, one of the security men, who succeeded in freeing himself, alerted some of the students who forced the hoodlums to flee,” he said.

The vice chancellor, however, assured that the incident would not disrupt normal academic activities.

He appealed to the state government to fence the university and ensure improved security surveillance around the area to avoid a recurrence of the incident.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Joseph Kwaji, also confirmed the incident, adding that investigations had begun.

"Yes, it is confirmed that armed rubbers attacked the university but we will give you the details later," Kwaji said.

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