The students of the Federal Polytechnic Bida have decried the high rate of burglary in the off campus area of the institution.
This was revealed in the cross section interview granted to some of the students recently.
One of the students Matthew Chukwu HND one student of the department of public administration stressed that he is still in shock over what happened to him as he resumed and find out that his room has been burgled by unknown bandit and valuables what a lots of money cast away before he resumed for the new session.
In his own reaction Banjo Babatunde an HND two Electrical Electronics Engineering department student stressed that stealing of properties is no longer new to him as he was a victim of such in his first year in the institution.
In her own case Odusola Grace student of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management Department said she is in debt over the ugly incident that occurred on her birthday, in her words she said she was in her room resting after the celebration when the act was carried out and to make it worse the laptop stolen from her room was borrowed from a close friend to type her assignment.
Reacting to these on phone the welfare director of the Students Union Government of the institution Comrade Babalola Monsuru condemned the incident and stated that the reports they get from students recently had prompted the SUG to investigate the incidence and assure the victims that the perpetrators will soon be brought to book.
Meanwhile, the chief security officer of the institution Alhaji Hussain Suleiman while addressing our correspondence in his office commented that the perpetrators have been able to succeed in the act due to the carelessness of the students.
Alhaji Suleiman said the reports of burglary they received recently is on the high rates because the school is in a new academic session and most of the students around at this time are not registered students of the institution and in order to combat these situation, the security operatives of the institution have put in place proactive measures to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.
He then urged the students to always be security conscious by putting their rooms under lock and should notify the school authority about anyone that is not a registered student of the institution living in their various lodges for proper measure to be taken before they incur pains on the students.