Adamawa Tertiary Institutions Closed, Students Evacuated over Boko Haram Threats

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By Matthew Onah in Yola

Three tertiary institutions in Adamawa State have been closed by the authorities of the institutions following fears of an imminent attack on the town by the dreaded insurgents.

The Adamawa State University, the Federal Polytechnic, and the College of Health Technology, all located in Mubi town, hurriedly shut down on Wednesday to protect the students and staff of the institutions from falling victims of the insurgency.

The decisions to close the schools were taken following threats from the Boko Haram insurgents that they would attack the town soon.

A source within the Adamawa State University, Mubi, disclosed that the closure became imminent when some unidentified persons surface in the town last week and began to recruit youngsters enticing them with huge quantity of dollars.

The source revealed that it was the same pattern the insurgents used before they invaded and occupied the town in 2014 with enormous casualties.

The source disclosed that even now, the insurgents have written of the imminent attack and they always keep to their threats.

On Wednesday, the Mubi Emirate council headed by the Emir, Alhaji Abubabkar Isa Ahmadu, directed all village and district heads to report to the security agencies any unknown faces in their domain.

 The closure of the three instutions is on the heels of the closure of the Moddibo Adams University of Technology (Mautech), Yola, two weeks ago after a bloody students riot in which two students reportedly lost their lives.

 Meanwhile, Business Activities in the once commercial town is gradually grinding to a halt as banks began skeletal operations.

A banker in one of the new generation banks, John Musa, said “we will remain open to process the students movement out of the town, then we reassess the situation.

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