Offa Poly Warns Students Over Influx Of Herdsmen Into Kwara

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The security unit of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, has called the attention of the school community to the new wave of kidnappings in the state, which it linked to cattle herders chased from other states.

In an internal memo signed by an official, Atinukemi Abass, the unit said recent kidnappings in Offa and Oyun local government areas were “traceable to the migration of the banned herdsmen from Osun, Oyo and Ondo states.

“The Management therefore wishes to remind all Staff and Students of the Polytechnic of the need to be security conscious within and outside the campuses,” the memo read.

Reeling out safety precautions, the unit advised the staff and students to report any suspicious movement promptly and minimise outings at the outskirts of the town.

“Students resident in the hostels are to remain in their hostels after 6 p.m. Hostel Porters are requested to do a daily head count of students in the hostels and forward daily report to the DSA.

“Staff and Students should refrain from walking lonely paths alone and not be distracted with headphones or phone conversations.

Late and early travelling should be totally avoided,” the security unit advised.

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