FG in ongoing talks with ASUUover UNIMAID lecturers abductedby Boko Haram

- Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU
president, disclosed that the federal
government had asked the union to give
them time, as they deal with the situation

- Ogunyemi further disclosed that the
association was giving suggestions to the
government, even as it monitors the
ongoing efforts

- The ASUU president linked the recent
order for the redeployment of service
chiefs to Borno state, as part of the efforts
to secure the release of the abducted

The Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that
the union is still in talks with the
federal government about how to secure
the release of some University of
Maiduguri lecturers abducted by Boko
Haram terrorists, Punch reports.
In a recent interview, Prof. Biodun
Ogunyemi, the ASUU President, stated
that he could not divulge further details
for security reasons, even as he stressed
that the union had been assured by the
government, of ongoing efforts.

He stated: “The government has asked us
to give them some time. Our members
are working with them.
“We have also given them our
suggestions, and they have told us to
give them time.
“We are monitoring the efforts.
“The government did not give us the full

“But you recall that the service chiefs
were also asked to relocate to Borno. So
efforts are on.”
The lecturers had been abducted by the
terrorists in the Barno Yasu area of the
Magumeri local government area of
Borno State, during an oil exploration

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously
reported that no fewer than 70 lecturers
resigned from the University of
Maiduguri, following the outbreak of
Boko Haram attacks in the north-east.
Also, while five lecturers were killed,
three were taken hostage by the
insurgents during the recent attack on
oil workers.

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