No fewer than 70 lecturers have resigned from the University of Maiduguri since the outbreak of Boko Haram insurgency in the North- East. 

Also, while 5 lecturers have been killed, 3 were said to have been held by the insurgents during the recent attack on oil workers.

The chairman, UNIMAID chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Dani Mamman, who said this in an interview, called on the Federal Government and the university authorities to put in place adequate security.

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Mamman although closing down the university was the initial thought, it was resisted by the management.

ASUU added that as a union, it believed that if its demands made to the Federal Government were fulfilled, the idea of closure would not be an option.