The Federal University, Gusau, on Friday, dismissed the story in social media that bandits have raided the university’s campus located along Gusau – Funtua Road on Thursday, saying it is baseless.
The information officer of the university, Umar Usman, said in a statement that the rumour might have occurred as a result of panic by the students arising from the kidnap of students of the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Jangebe and other related issues of insecurity in the state when the students sighted some Fulani men returning from a ceremony.
He said: “Students got frightened and scampered for safety.”
“The University, therefore, condemns in totality how people are eager to circulate news without making any effort for its authentication from the concerned authorities.
“The Management also cautions staff and students against forwarding social media messages as received without proper scrutiny,” he added.
The statement advised the general public to disregard the story as it is totally untrue and misleading.
It went further to boast that the University, since its establishment in 2013, had never recorded any security threat.
Staff and students were, therefore, urged to remain calm and continue with their normal activities.