The Acting Provost, College of Education, Gindiri, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Monsignor Prof. Cletus Gotan, has facinated the state Governor and Visitor of the College, Simon Lalong, to provide unmalleable security in the college to address exigencies of rape and armed robbery in the institution.
Gotan made the appeal at Gindiri during the combined 28th-33rd convocation ceremony.
“The students are currently housed off-campus, a situation which makes it difficult to adequately secure them, especially the girls who are vulnerable to abuse of all sorts. In fact, cases of rape, abuse and even death have been recorded.
“To underscore our priority on security, I would also like to appeal to the government to consider the siting of a police outpost somewhere close to the college gate, to provide additional security to our students and to curb incidences of theft, rape and armed robbery, which seem to be on the rise around the off-campus hostels which have high concentration of our students.” Prof Cletus said
Governor Lalong however immediately directed the State Commissioner of Police to establish a police post in the college to fight further rape and killing of students.
“I have noted the challenges itemized by the Acting Provost about the issues relating to security, funding, infrastructure among others.
” On security, we shall make necessary contact with the people and relevant security agencies to facilitate the siting of a Police outpost close to the college premises to help in curbing the incidences of crime in and around the school campus.” The governor said.