The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was urged to end its current strike by the Department of State Security (DSS) on Thursday.
Mr. Yunusa Abdulkadir, the Director of the Service responsible for Yobe, made the appeal in Damaturu during the Third Quarterly Conference of the State Directors of Security in the North-East Zone.
He pointed out that the strike has security implications because it prevented the country’s universities from operating.
The director also demanded that a psychiatric hospital be built in Yobe to treat post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by insurgency.
Failure to do so, according to him, could result in numerous trauma victims who might then pose a security threat to the state in addition to the insurgents.
The conference’s chairman, Mr. Hassan Abdullahi, stated in his remarks that it will examine security threats, share experiences, and discuss a course of action.
The insurgency, kidnapping, banditry, and cattle rustling were among the security challenges highlighted by Abdullahi, who also serves as the DSS Director for Bauchi State.
He praised the state government for providing the DSS and other security agencies with constant support and cooperation.
Given the nation’s present security challenges, the conference was deemed relevant by the state’s deputy governor, Alhaji Idi Gubana.
Even while insurgency efforts had seen some success, he claimed that more needed to be done to completely eliminate any remaining terrorists in the state and the surrounding area.
Gubana gave the assurance that Gov. Mai Mala Buni’s administration would consistently support the aims of all the state’s security organizations.
Highlights of the event, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), were the awarding of certificates to Muhammad Ibn Abali and Alhaji Shehu Hashimi, the respective emirs of Fika and Damaturu, for their crucial contributions to the struggle against insurgency.