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June 23, 2024

We’ll arrest, prosecute robbers Who terrorised our students -Western Delta varsity

Western Delta

*Assures parents of safety on campus

The Vice-Chancellor of Western Delta University, WDU, Prof. Augustine Ikelegbe has assured parents and students of the institution of safety following a robbery incident that occurred on Thursday.

Some criminal elements gained entrance into the main hostel where they harassed some students and stole mobile phones and power banks. However, no serious injuries were reported.

Describing the incident as unprecedented in the history of the university, the VC said adequate measures have been put in place to ensure that the university is now more safer while efforts are being made to ensure the unscrupulous elements who perpetrated the acts are apprehended.

The insutition in a statement, said:  “The Vice Chancellor, Professor Augustine Ikelegbe, and Management of Western Delta University, expresses deep sympathy with our dear students, staff, parents and stakeholders, over the robbery incident that occurred in the early hours of Thursday, 20th June, 2024, when some criminal elements entered the Main Campus, and harassed students in the Main Hostel, some of whom lost phones and power banks.

“The situation was quickly brought under control by the intervention of security agencies, including the Delta Hawk, Police, Army and NSCDC.

“Management understands that affected students are traumatised and parents are worried, about the situation which is unprecedented in the history of the University.

“We are grateful to God that there were no serious injuries. Management assures all of our deep concerns and pain.

“Management has been extensively liaising and consulting security agencies and stakeholders on the incidence. Investigations are ongoing and the criminal elements would be apprehended and punished according to the law.

“The Vice Chancellor wishes to assure parents and the general public that with the measures in place, the Campus is safer and more secured. The University prioritises Student welfare and wellbeing and Management is making extensive efforts to make students more comfortable and safe, as they prepare for the second semester examinations.

“We thank you all for your calls, messages, and expressions of concern, advice, and comfort.