Authorities of Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan (UI), has increased security presence in the institution.
There has been tension at the University after a terror sect, al-wilayat al-Isålamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah, threatened to bomb the institution before the October 1 Independence Day celebration.
The university’s director of communication, Olatunji Oladejo, was quoted as saying, on Wednesday, that the university was not taking the threat for granted.
Oladejo explained the security measure put in place was not to make life unbearable for the university community through the recent screening exercise introduced at the institution’s gates. He said that the campus security service had been complementing the efforts of other security agencies in ensuring security on the campus.
“What we are trying to do is to avert any unpleasant situation in the university,” he said. However some students of the institution said that since there was nothing they could do about the threats but resort to divine intervention.
Recall that there was a circulation, on Friday afternoon, September 23, by terrorists who threatened to wreck monumental havoc through ceaseless bombings of the institution, beginning from Saturday, September 24.
The institution was threatened by terrorists for being the first university in the country that brought in and entrenched western education in Nigeria.