Due to the security challenges facing the country, authorities of the University of Jos revealed that the institution engaged the services of local hunters to protect students on campus and their hostels.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, who revealed this on Tuesday, 22nd of June, 2021 during the valedictory session to mark the end of his five-year tenure said, “It is no longer news that the security situation in the country is quite tenuous.
“This is why under my administration, we made frantic efforts to ensure that all lives and property within the university are adequately protected.
“When we got a security report that we were the soft target, we closed our hostels for almost two weeks and suspended lectures eventually. Before we could reopen, we were given a condition that we must employ the services of local hunters to help us secure our hostels, particularly at night.”