Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Professor Ibrahim Njodi, has dismissed a report by the Nigerian Army that members of staff of the institution have been rescued.
Njodi made the dismissal on Friday during the visit of the Minister of State of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu.
Kachikwu led top management staff of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and NNPC delegation on condolence visit to the university.
He said five of the university workers on the exploration team were brought to the town dead.
He said, “Four vibrant and excellent academic staff lost their lives. None put less than 10 years in the service of the university. It will take the university time to make replacements for the lecturers. How to replace them is the university’s biggest problem.”