The University of Ilorin on Thursday warned its students, particularly female students, against walking alone in dark alleys at night.
Registrar of the university, Dada Obafemi, said in a statement that the management had observed that many students were not careful enough about their personal security and safety rules while on campus.
“Reports reaching management indicate that students, particularly female students, walk alone at night and in the early hours of the day between 12.00 midnight and 4.00 a.m.
“Many students have been seen walking alone in dark alleys, through the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Works Department to the road linking the Bank area at night, not minding the risks involved.
“All students are strongly advised to avoid walking alone at night but to walk in groups and in well-lit areas,” the registrar advised in a statement.
Mr Obafemi urged the students to identify the best routes between their hostels and classes, adding that they should take the safest route not necessarily the fastest one.
He also appealed to the students to always notify their friends about their movements and report any suspicious person to the security unit of the university.
“It is hoped that all students will heed the above warning and support the university administration as it strive to maintain the highest standard of security and safety on the campus,” he said.