The frequency and the dimension of the cases suggest that the culprits are either students or those who live with them in the community, which gives them access to successfully operate at the slightest opportunity.
The security division of the university therefore reminded members of the university community that security matters in the university are a responsibility of every member of the community.
It also urged both staff and students to assist the security unit in identifying any security threats as well as in devising and prioritising strategies to avert such crimes on the campuses.
Also to enhance the campus security situation, staff members living in the university quarters are advised to assess and improve the physical security of their residences by ensuring that all doors and windows in their houses are in proper condition and adequate burglary proof are put in place.
They also urged them to ensure that all external doors are secured with locks and bolts and restrict access to their houses and/or the keys to the houses to only their family members or trusted neighbours.
They were charged to also avoid accommodating strangers in their houses or boys’ quarters, indiscriminate employment of domestic servants, and to always be vigilant and report any strange happenings or objects to the security promptly.
Baba is a final year student of Mass Communication, BUK