In declaring the resumption of academic activities, the Vice Chancellor of the Adamawa state university, Mubi, Prof Joshua Shall on Thursday, 20th of August has revealed that the university authorities have recruited 80 vigilante men and hunters to ensure the security of lives and properties in the school.
According to the Vice Chancellor, the student resumption rate stands at 95% and the university suffered huge loss of lives and properties during the attack by members of the Boko Haram sect. Properties worth N5 billion were destroyed by the terrorists while 11 members of staff and 3 students were lost in the blood-bath.
Shall said the institution was aware of the complementary role played by the vigilante groups and hunters assisting the military to recapture Mubi town after it was overran by insurgents in October 2014, and therefore decided to recruit them to continue with their complementary role.
The vice chancellor said the school managed to re-open following the intervention it received from TETFund which supported it with N250 million.
He said TETFund also approved a substantial amount of money for the institution which management was now trying to access to sustain the ongoing rehabilitation in the university.
While lauding TETFund for the support, Shall also commended the national body of Academic Staff Union of Universities for donating N21 million to its members in the university.
He said the university had also compiled the lists of damages incurred by its staff and submitted same to the Victim Support Fund for possible assistance.