Seventy lecturers of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) have resigned since Boko Haram began terrorising the North-east. 

Chairman, UNIMAID chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Dani Mamman, said about five died and three are held hostage by Boko Haram. 

He also said the admission figure of students have been dropping since insurgency started five years ago. 

He stated further that the exit of some lecturers has affected research and learning because some are specialists in their fields. 

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has appealed to religious, traditional and community leaders, and well-meaning Nigerians in the North-east, to dissuade their people from donating their daughters to Boko Haram for indoctrination and suicide bombing missions. 

The army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman explained that the appeal became necessary following revelations by some intercepted female suicide bombers during interrogations. 

He said it was discovered that most of these hapless minors were “donated” to the terrorists sect by their heartless and misguided parents and guardians.