The violent expansionist campaigns by the rampaging Boko Haram terror group in Borno, and recently Adamawa States have forced the closure of the Adamawa State University, Mubi. The University was shut due to fear that it may be attacked by the insurgents, who are said to be inching close to the university town.
A statement announcing the closure of the university was made by its registrar, Mallam Hassan Tanko, while students have been advised to go home. The fear-striken students and residents are reported to be fleeing in droves, but hamstrung by inadequate transportation. The News Agency of Nigeria said students who spoke to it claimed they were stuck because of lack of transportation. Boko Haram, which previous weeks captured and declared a caliphate, Gworza, has captured more towns during the weekends, including Mubi’s close cousins, Gulak.
The fear of Mubi residents may not be unfounded given that it had in October 2012 attacked the town and killed 46 people, including students.by the sect