Bandit attack: Matawalle beefs up security in FCE Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara

By Shuaib Sadiq

Governor Bello Matawalle has ordered the strengthening of security at Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau in Zamfara state following rumours that the institution was attacked by bandits.

He gave the order on Monday after visiting the college for the on-the-spot assessment following rumours that the institution was under attack by bandits.

The development of the rumoured attack resulted in tension and among students and staff of the college.

Matawalle appealed to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ayuba Elkanah, to set up a police outpost within the institution to ensure the safety of students.

He also urged the institution’s management to collaborate with the state government in its bid to erect perimeter fencing in the school to ensure that it is properly secured.

In addition, he urged the students to remain calm and continue with their studies.

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Earlier, the commissioner of police told the governor that the fake news was circulated after vigilantes were sighted in their numbers on motorcycles passing through the college.

Elkanah said the vigilantes were heading to a nearby community where an attack was reported on Sunday.

He said there was no attack on the college but assured that the police would deploy personnel to beef up security in the institution.

Meanwhile, the Provost of the college, Dr Umar Bello, dispelled the rumoured attack and urged the students to continue with their studies.

Bello assured that necessary measures would be taken to ensure the safety of students and staff members.


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