Katsina varsity battles reptiles, workers catch python
The management of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, on Tuesday, said it fumigated its main campus to ward off snakes and reptiles that may be harmful to students and other members of the institution’s community.
Over the weekend, a video clip showing a live python being captured in the Sabbatical Quarters of the institution trended in the state.
The varsity, a statement on Tuesday signed by the Head of Public Affairs, Mallam Abdulhamid Danjuma, said the main campus had been fumigated.
The statement read in part, “In an effort to get rid of snakes and other reptiles in the entire campus, the management of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina State, has succeeded in expelling a large number of snakes within the environment of the institution.
“The effort paid off through one of the regular fumigation exercises held at the institution.
“Normally, the university authorities usually conduct fumigation exercises fortnightly to ward off reptiles, snakes and other insects to make the university habitable for staff, students and guests.
“Beside the fumigation, clearing of bushes and shrubs is carried out to beautify the university surroundings and chase away reptiles and other rodents for all members of the university community to feel safe and move freely without any fear.
“Now that the rainy season is at its peak, students and all members of the university community are strongly encouraged to report immediately any suspicious movement of reptiles to the university authorities for prompt action.
“The university assures that it would continue to safeguard the lives of its staff, students and other visitors by being proactive in tackling all challenges that pose a threat to lives within the campus.”