The University of Maiduguri UNIMAID) has expressed grief and bitterness over the loss of its students in Boko Haram attacks, especially the devastating Auno attack on Sunday night.
The Director, Radio and Public Relation of the University, Professor Danjuma Gambo, in a statement on behalf of the management and staff of the university, regretted the loss of precious lives and property in the Auno attack and other violent attacks on innocent people.
Gambo also conveyed the deep condolences and sympathies of the institution to the families friends and staff of those who lost their loved ones in the course of these violent attacks.
The statement equally reminded all staff and students of the institution to always observe the travel advisory early issued by observing vigilance and restriction of their movement as they go about their lawful businesses.
It also expressed appreciation for the support and solidarity of security agencies, the media, Borno State Government, the Federal government etc shown to the institution during this trying time of their grief.
The statement reads: “As the university community was coming to terms with recent painful loss of one of its dear students in a very devastating circumstance, the entire nation was again, rudely shocked by the recent heartbreak attack on innocent stranded passengers at Auno, near the city of Maiduguri.
“It is now confirmed that many precious lives and huge amounts of property were destroyed in the incident. Unfortunately, a member of students of the University were lost in it, thereby aggravating the deep pains and sense of grief already inflicted on our dear staff, students, parents and other stakeholders. This devastating attack is a sad reminder of our recent, colossal losses to the unfolding insurgency despite ongoing efforts to restore peace and stability in Borno State and the entire North-east sub-region.