UNIMAID security officers strip female students protesting tuition fee, living conditions

A footage of how security personnel at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in Borno State allegedly assaulted students in a female hostel is going viral.

The undergraduates were protesting the increase in tuition fees, the security situation and poor living conditions including power outages.

But their demonstration, on Monday, was resisted by the management as operatives suppressed the students, stripping some naked.

A number of them scampering for safety were injured while others were hit with sticks, leaving painful marks.

About 18 were arrested and detained at the security office until Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, the officers again stormed another female hostel where they arrested 20 more students.

“Those who were identified to have participated in the protest were evicted with their clothes thrown out.

“Their identity cards were seized based on the directive of the management”, a student told PRNigeria.

In a circular, Prof A. M. Gimba, UNIMAID Dean of Students Affairs said the management would deal decisively with protesters.

The official warned against unruly behaviour by students or intruders who may try to destabilize academic activities.

“Effort has already been put in place to address issues raised especially those on security and power supply.

“Regarding those suspended from the hostel, they will return as soon as investigation is concluded”, Gimba noted.

UNIMAID told the learners to be of good behaviour and avoid acts that may lead to chaos in and around the campus.

On Wednesday, a source told Dailypost that government security agents have been drafted to the institution.

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