Terrorism in our University Environment: Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Insecurity is striking close to home and endangering the lives of students and faculty at my university. We are unable to attend school, and the situation is worse. I believe it feels different knowing that everything appears to be working against you. Insecurity is exacerbated by poor welfare and a complete lack of research infrastructure. Terrorists are targeting my university community. The University administration’s press announcement can be found here. Please spare us some thoughts; at this time, we would appreciate your prayers and good wishes. I’m fatigued and depleted. My monthly wage is $250 USD. The University wants me to use this money to fund my research, pay bills, and publish. The government do not provide you with funds or equipment to do research.

Despite this, we strive to give students our all. Despite the hard and dangerous environment, as well as poor welfare, I consider it my responsibility to train these students. I see this task, as my act of doing good. To leave or not to quit is an issue of commitment to the cause of altering these students’ lives. My spirit is down. Spend some time thinking about us here in Bokkos, Plateau State, Nigeria, and praying for us. Things are becoming more perilous.

Thank you