A circular from NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY disregarded the news of 9 student being raped as false and Misleading
It also encourage journalist and media houses to stop falsifying information and should investigate properly.
It has come to the attention of the Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University of the false information as published by a few national dailies and blogs wherein it was alleged that 9 students of the University were raped.
In as much as there have been some robbery incidents in the Ifite axis where most off-campus student lodges are domiciled, it is however untrue from our preliminary investigations that such level of rape incidence occurred. The news story which appears syndicated across these national dailies reeks of poor journalism.
The University Management recently had a meeting with officials from the state government and the Nigerian Police Force as part of efforts to provide maximum security in the student area..
Furthermore, the Management had also engaged the services of a private security agency to assist in fighting crime within the student area. While efforts are being intensified by relevant authorities, the University Management assures students of her commitment to a safe and conducive learning environment.
However, we urge journalists and bloggers to desist from publishing inaccurate information that seeks to cause undue tension and panic.
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