ASUU Threatens To Go On Strike Over Member’s Death
THE Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, threaten to shut down universities across the country if the Inspector General of Police (IGP) fails to arrest those responsible for the murder of Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki of the Ahmadu Bello University’s Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR).
Recall that policemen shot at and killed the don, last Saturday, at Fala village in Kibiya local council, Kano State. He was suspected to be a member Boko Haram sect.
A statement jointly signed by chairman and secretary of ASUU-ABU, Dr. Muhammad Kabir Aliyu and Dr. Mustapha Liman respectively, said the union would be left with no option than to seek redress through other legal means if the IGP failed to heed to their call.
Part of the statement read: “Professor Falaki was on an official assignment when his car was snatched by gunmen at Fala village. He was at Fala for more than two hours making calls to officers in ABU and his family. Suddenly, some persons who identified themselves as policemen appeared on the scene allegedly in pursuit of Boko Haram who had earlier laid siege on the Police post in Kibiya town.
“Professor Falaki identified himself by presenting them with his ABU identity card and driver’s licence. But for some inexplicable reasons, these policemen ignored the identification insisting that for all they care the deceased and his entourage were members of Boko Haram, who had escaped from Kibiya. They then began to strike them with machetes and other clubs. Professor Falaki was struck a fatal blow and died on the scene.”