Terrorism; Unilorin Warns Students Against Walking Alone In Dark Places

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The Management of the University of Ilorin, on Thursday cautioned student of the institution, especially female student, against strolling alone in dim rear ways during the evening.
Mr Dada Obafemi, the Registrar of the University, said the management had watched that numerous student were not sufficiently cautious about their own security and wellbeing rules while on the campus.

“Reports reaching management indicate that students, particularly female students, walk alone at night and in the early hours of the day between 12.00 midnight and 4.00 a.m.

“Many students have been seen walking alone in dark alleys, through the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Works Department to the road linking the Bank area at night, not minding the risks involved.
All students are strongly advised to avoid walking alone at night but to walk in groups and in well-lit areas,” the registrar advised in a statement.

Obafemi urged the students to identify the best routes between their hostels and classes, adding that they should take the safest route not necessarily the fastest one.

He also appealed to the students to always notify their friends about their movements and report any suspicious person to the security unit of the university.

“It is hoped that all students will heed the above warning and support the university administration as it strive to maintain the highest standard of security and safety on the campus,” he said.

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