Bombing of Senate building won't affect academic activities at Gombe University, saysVC

The Vice-Chancellor of the Gombe State University (GSU), Idris Mahdi, has said that Thursday’s bombing of the Senate Building of the institution will not affect academic activities in the university.

He said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday.

The V-C explained that though some records were burnt in the offices affected by the bombings, they could regenerate such records as the school authorities had duplicate copies of the records.

“This is just a bloody little administrative building, so this will not prevent us from doing our work. Not at all, classes are going to go on normal.

“Of course we lost some records but we can recoup them. The records we have lost we just photocopied them from the Registrar’s Office some few months ago.

“We will go back to the Registrar’s office again and photocopy them,” Mr. Mahdi said.

The VC said he has appealed to the students to remain calm and continue with their academic activities.

“They accepted the message in a very high spirit. This is nothing new; everybody knows what is happening. The most important thing is that we move forward.

“Gombe people must get used to this type of thing. This is not the first time this thing is happening in Gombe. They should be very courageous and move ahead,” he said.

Mr. Mahdi urged the people of the state not to be deterred by such developments but to remain resolute in their quest for all-round development of the state and the country in general.

NAN reports that part of the blasted Senate Building was still on fire as at the time of writing this report.

The students in the school were seen at the scene of the bombing in the morning with school officials working hard to prevent them from going too close to the building.

No lives were lost even though the police is yet to comment on the issue.



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