Images of some scholar union leaders of the Federal College Dutse (FUD) with ‘security details’ have gone viral on the social media in Nigeria.
The visuals which trended on Twitter and Fb clearly show the Students Union Government (SUG) president and vice president getting escorted by other pupils dressed in black fits.
The FUD is positioned in Jigawa state.
A Twitter consumer Maazi Ogbonnaya Okoro with the person ID @maazi-ogbonnaya tweeted the images which from his caption confirmed the SUG president on his way to class. He proposed that an SUG president shifting with stability specifics can only take place in a particular section of the country.
He claimed, “Imagine if it’s south-east, EFCC will arrest oke na ngwere”.
In Igbo language ‘Oke na ngwere’ – ‘rats and lizards’ – practically suggests “everyone” and the Twitter consumer was implying that if it was in the South-East everyone concerned will be arrested.
A Nigerian human legal rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong also shared the shots on his Facebook and Twitter pages.
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The FactCheckHub conclusions present that the photographs were being from Federal University Dutse.
The SUG’s General public Relations Officer (Professional) Mohammed Nazif in a telephone conversation with The FactCheckHub explained the gentleman and a lady observed in some of the shots are the SUG president Muhammad Mukhtar and the SUG vice president Zainab Ibrahim.
He also added that the images were being taken on November 2, 2021 when the university experienced its matriculation ceremony for new college students.
Independent conclusions by The FactCheckHub confirmed the establishment experienced its matriculation on November 2.
Nazif additional that “The working day also coincides with the working day the pupils of Criminology and Safety Scientific studies (CSS) Section experienced their 7 days.”
Some higher establishments in Nigeria normally select a time to celebrate departmental week. The ‘week’ is marked with collection of functions which could be academic-oriented, sports, entertainment and so on.
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Nazif stated the adult males in black accompanying the SUG president’s automobile in one of the pics and also observed in other pics are college students of the CSS office who in celebration of their 7 days and in line with their system acted as security information for SUG officers on the working day.
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He clarified that “the automobile in one particular of the pics and one particular other bus belongs to the SUG and not to the president”.
Furthermore, the university’s Chief Information Officer Abdullahi Yahaya Bello also stated the SUG president does not go to lectures in a convoy with security in tow, as prompt by some folks on the social media.
“The college students of the CSS office as aspect of their study’s specifications typically act as stability personnel for lecturers and SUG officers on number of occasions and that’s what occurred on the working day the photos had been taken,” Bello said.