Leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, ( MACBAN) Bokkos Chapter, Operation Safe Haven, Bokkos Command and the Management of Plateau State University have agree on zero tolerance for Day and Night cattle grazing on the premises of the University.
This agreement was reached during a meeting at the University following the incessant trespass and breach of peace in the institution due to the activities of herdsmen who break through the University fence to graze their cattle both during the day and night.
Participants at the meeting drawn from the Leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Bokkos Branch as represented by its Vice Chairman Isa Idris, GAN – Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) represented by Sale Yusuf Adam and Operation Safe Haven Bokkos Command represented by Lt. Paul Asoh and the Chief Security Officer of Plateau State University Mr Istifanus Kurtong representing the Vice Chancellor agreed to henceforth stop any form of grazing in the University as there is no cattle route running through the University Community to warrant such actions.
Stakeholders also agreed that since resolutions of previous meetings over the issue of grazing in the University premises have been consistently violated by herders whose grazing activities have continued on the premises of the Institution unabated, security agents are now at liberty to take any action they deem fit over any cattle apprehended grazing in the University Community during the day or at night.
Also, recently suspected hoodlums attempted to defile a female student but were chased away by the students. The incident is currently being investigated by the University security committee and anyone found culpable will be duly punished.
The University authority is therefore reassuring all parents, guardians and stakeholders that it is not leaving anything to chance by ensuring the safety of both students and staff as it has approved the location of a security outpost near the University for Rapid Response as from Monday, July 16, 2018 in the event of breaches. This is in addition to the existing campus security and the presence of the Special Task Force whose men have strengthened security on the University campus.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Yohana Daniel Izam on behalf of the University Community also sympathises and extends condolences to all victims of the recent unfortunate incidents in some parts of the State and prays for an end to the circle of despicable and condemnable acts of the agents of destruction while trusting God for the quick restoration of peace which government has worked very hard to entrench.
John K. Agam
Public Relations Officer