4 Anambra varsity students arrested with guns

Date: 05-07-2012 10:23 am (10 years ago) | Author: AYORINDE MAYOWA
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Four students of the Anambra State University (ANSU) have been arrested by the university authorities for being in possession of rifles.  Vice Chancellor of ANSU, Prof Fidelis Okafor, who disclosed this yesterday during an international conference on Security and National Development organized by the institution’s Faculty of Arts and Management Sciences at the Igbariam campus of the university, said  the rifles had been confiscated and the affected students handed over to the police.

Their arrest, according to the vice chancellor was made possible following the suspicion of the university management that there might yet be remnant of cult members in the school after last year’s renouncement of membership of different cult groups by 85 students.  He said: “We received a tip off and mounted surveillance and after some time, we were able to arrest them. The guns have been confiscated and the culprits handed over to the police who have already commenced further investigation in the matter.”

Okafor lamented that the insecurity in the country was taking its toll on the future leaders of the country as students who should be found with books were now being found with guns and dangerous weapons.

Earlier, chairman of the conference, Prof Venerable Israel Okoye noted that Nigerians had become more familiar with insecurity than security due to the current state of the country, calling for a total reorientation of the nation’s security personnel and a change of approach by security men.  He said: “In a country where the security chiefs come on television frequently to boost and reveal their strategies, not much can be expected. Even our security personnel derive a lot of pleasure showing themselves around, when in the real sense they should be operating under cover.”

Speakers at the conference included Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Olawale; Programme Director, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany, Dr Mathias Caton.  The conference would end on Friday, when a communiqué expected to assist government in fighting insecurity would be drawn and issued

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- chidibex at 5-07-2012 10:40 AM (10 years ago)
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Great job men keep it up
Posted: at 5-07-2012 10:40 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- sophiebaby at 5-07-2012 11:04 AM (10 years ago)
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 Cheesy

Posted: at 5-07-2012 11:04 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Idbabe at 5-07-2012 01:24 PM (10 years ago)
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If they are kids of rich men, this will be the last we will hear of this matter
Posted: at 5-07-2012 01:24 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Boobies at 5-07-2012 01:40 PM (10 years ago)
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Instead of them to be in school studying  Sad
Posted: at 5-07-2012 01:40 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- richi192 at 18-07-2012 04:36 PM (10 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin

Posted: at 18-07-2012 04:36 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mallorca at 18-07-2012 07:39 PM (10 years ago)
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Time will tell

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- dlimelite at 18-07-2012 08:13 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Boobies on  5-07-2012 01:40 PM
Instead of them to be in school studying  Sad
They're following the footsteps of Boko Haram
Posted: at 18-07-2012 08:13 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 19-07-2012 11:53 AM (10 years ago)
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- aishatua1 at 19-07-2012 03:19 PM (10 years ago)
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igbo kwenu... Lips Sealed
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- dickman2 at 24-07-2012 09:49 AM (10 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
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- aishatua1 at 2-08-2012 03:28 PM (10 years ago)
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igbo thugs...... Lips Sealed
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- ashadestiney at 23-08-2012 04:54 PM (10 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
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