From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Worried over the incessant cases of cultism and student unrest at the Kogi State University, Anyigba, Governor Yahaya Bello has vowed to end the menace that had ravaged the institution for quite sometime now.
The governor gave the assurance that henceforth, necessary aggressive security steps would be taken to rid the University of crimes and criminalities.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Muhammed, which was made available to journalists in Lokoja.
According to the statement, the governor expressed his displeasure with the blatant manner cult groups now attack one another, commit robberies and other crimes, and put innocent students and other members of the university and host communities in danger.
The statement added that Governor Bello, who is also a Visitor to the university, has approved that Major M. M Adama (Rtd) who has served for over a decade as the Chief Security Coordinator of the institution to be immediately replaced with Mr. Aurelius Yusuf Adejo.
The statement also indicated that other security measures to arrest the situation and bring perpetrators to book will be rolled out soon.
The statement noted that Mr. Adejoh is a retired policeman and SARS commander who is very familiar with the security profile of the university town and its environs.
He is expected to build on the legacies of his predecessor while bringing new ideas and approaches to quell the danger posed to the school by cultists and other criminals within the KSU community.
The Governor, according to the statement, is determined to make sure that the Kogi State University, Anyigba enjoys the full benefits of his reforms in the institution, especially a predictable academic calendar and improved human and instructional resources.
It would be recalled that late in July of 2017 the current administration in Kogi State, proscribed activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in KSU to eliminate strikes and other forms of industrial actions which tend to delay projected time of graduation for students.