The Federal Government of Nigeria has kicked off the construction of the 27.3-kilometre perimeter fence for the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID.
This is to check incessant attacks by members of the Boko Haram sect.
The project, which is valued at N64bn, is to stop the terrorists who have been penetrating the North-East part of the institution’s campus, The Punch reports.
Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities in UNIMAID, Dr Dani Mamman, who stated these, said only the western and southern parts of UNIMAID campus were initially fenced.
“The UNIMAID perimeter fence is still being constructed. The Federal Government approved N64 bn for the construction of 27.3-kilometre perimeter fence for UNIMAID. That place is very porous.
“The ASUU UNIMAID wrote to the Minister of Education through the ASUU president after an explosion during which we lost a professor and seven other staff.”