The police have taken over security at the main campus of the Paul University, Awka after last weekend’s invasion of the campus by
Hoodlums, last weekend stormed Paul University, Awka violating some female students and critically injuring a security guard.
Following this invasion, the police have taken over security at the school.
Confirming the new security arrangement, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Ikechukwu Abana said the police formation on the campus would be a permanent arrangement.
“It is not just for the interim. It is a permanent arrangement,” he said. He added that the arrangement had already been approved by the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, where men patroling the institution in vans had been sent from.
According to Abana, the institution was also working out an arrangement with the Awka vigilance group to further tighten security around the university.
He said it was obvious that most of the criminals that invaded the campus came in from a nearby community.
Abana however said of the new security arrangement, that it would not affect the internal security system of the university, which he assured would continue to operate in spite of the arrangements made with the police and the vigilance group.
The management of the institution and the police Abana said, were still investigating the security breach with a view to identifying and bringing the culprits to book, despite measures put in place.
He therefore urged students and staff to go about their lawful duties without fear, as he assured them that last weekend’s incident would not repeat itself.