The Abia State University, Uturu, has condemned and disassociated itself from a video that went viral showing a soldier being beaten by a mob.
The ABSU’s Public Relations Officer, Chijioke Nwogu, in a press statement, said the attention of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Onyemachi Ogbulu, and management of the varsity was drawn to the “online video allegedly showing some hoodlums attacking an army officer in a yet-to-be-ascertained location in Uturu.”
The statement reads, ‘’the university appreciates the support and assistance of all security agencies, including the military, in the fight against all forms of criminality and their efforts in providing security within the university community.
“We advise the students returning from break and the entire university community to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of molestation”,
“The university appreciates the support and assistance of all security agencies, including the military, in the fight against all forms of criminality and their efforts in providing security within the university community.
It would be recalled that recently there was apprehension in ABSU over the abduction of students of the institution who were transiting on a bus at Okigwe-Uturu Road.
Reacting to the ugly incident, a former Abia state Gubernatorial candidate, Dr Alex Otti, in a release made available to newsmen in Umuahia by his Special Adviser on Media, Ferdinand Ekeoma called on governments at all levels to treat the present security challenges bedevilling the country as a pressing emergency, and consider coming up with far-reaching measures and strategies aimed at finding a permanent solution to the present challenges.