The security operatives of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja have arrested one Shehu Tenimu Mohammed, an ND II student of the Department of Public Administration of the institution for being in possession of a locally fabricated revolver pistol while making his way into the campus.
The student with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170 was, in addition to the illegal possession of the pistol, also carrying five rounds of live ammunition while making his way through the main entrance of the Polytechnic on Friday.
The arrest of the student was made possible by the strong security network put in place to halt any attempt to breach the ban on End-of- Examination Celebration.
It could be recalled that the ban itself came into force in view of intelligence report that some suspected cultists would be coming to the campus with ammunitions to avenge the death of their colleague who was killed after the end of examination in 2019.
Rector of the Polytechnic Salisu Ogbo said security has since been beefed up on and around the campus more than ever, including daily routine check at the Polytechnic entrance and the premises.
Security operatives of the institution had on Thursday, 8th April, 2021, impounded a Tricycle, which apparently was intended as a decoy for hiding and releasing gun shots outside the school gate.
It took the gallantry of security operatives to also arrest a non student suspected to be a hired mercenary with a charm called “African – bullet proof” on the campus on 7th April, 2021.
The suspect who has since been handed over to the law enforcement agency claimed that, he came to the campus to celebrate end of the examination with his sister.
Meanwhile, the Rector, Salisu Ogbo, has assured members of staff, students and the general public that no stone would be left unturned in the efforts to ensure that sanity is restored on the campus to make the atmosphere conducive for teaching and learning.
The Rector who commended the security unit of the institution for a job well done, appealed to members of the Polytechnic community to always be on the side of the law.