Lecturers ter­rorised

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ABUJA: Seventy lecturers in the Univer­sity of Maiduguri have re­signed their ap­point­ments fol­low­ing re­cent at­tacks by Boko Haram on the univer­sity com­mu­nity and staff in Nige­ria’s north­east re­gion.

The res­ig­na­tions had af­fected re­search and learn­ing at the univer­sity be­cause some were spe­cial­ists in their fields, said Dani Mam­man, head of the Aca­demic Staff Union of Uni­ver­si­ties in the north-east­ern state of Borno.

“Such ex­o­dus af­fects ac­cred­i­ta­tion of pro­grammes and cour­ses,” Mam­man, also a lec­turer, said. The main rea­son the lecturers quit was a re­cent at­tack on col­leagues by Boko Haram.

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