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BEHEADING OF STUDENTS: ABSU summons meeting of monarchs, landlords

UMUAHIA—FOLLOWING the gruesome beheading of two level 300 students of the Abia State University, Uturu, the management of the university has summoned the traditional rulers and landlords in Uturu community for a an emergency meeting today.

The meeting, according to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Uche Ikonne would device means of ensuring that owners of houses in the area profile the people they give their houses to.

Meanwhile, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Ikpeazu has also directed proprietors of commercial hostels in the university community to conduct regular identity audit of students living in their hostels.

Irked by the gruesome killing of the students by cult group, the governor said henceforth all proprietors of   student commercial   hostels must take responsibility for the activities that take place   in their facilities, saying that this will require that they take interest in the identity, background and profile of the students   living   in their hostels.

To achieve this, the governor directed that the proprietors must conduct regular     identity audit of the inmates of the hostels as to be able to ascertain the credibility of the persons in their custody, adding that student hostels   will no more   be operated as a mere business venture available to whoever that can pay the price.

According to Prof. Ikonne, the university has enough hostels to accommodate the students and blamed the craze by students to stay off-campus on their zeal to be free.

Ikonne also called on parents to pick interest in the welfare of their wards in the university and know where they stay, saying that it was not enough to just give them money without knowing where the live.


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