The management of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto State, has debunked rumour flying around that the school was attacked by bandits, clarified that it was a robbery incident.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Lawal Bilbis, while briefing newsmen in his office on Tuesday,said the attack was a case of robbery and not bandits as is being runoured around.
He called on the members of the public as well as parents to remain calm, saying no cause for alarm over the security of lives of the students.
“Let me first and foremost appreciate your coming for an on-the-spot assessment of what really happened in the university so as to douse the ongoing tension as being speculated on social media.
“I was alerted by security officials in the school to an incident and when I arrived at the mini-mart where the incident happened at about 11 pm yesterday, it was observed that the case was that of a robbery and not a bandit attack.
“They took two cartons of Maltina drinks and eight phones of students which were being charged in some of the shops at the mart.
“I immediately alerted the security agents including the Nigeria Police, and NSCDC officials and they all responded by sending their men to the scene.”
The VC commended the security agents and the internal security architecture of the school for their swift response to the incident.