NIU police discuss campus safety protocols after weekend stabbing

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DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: Dec. 3, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Abdul Raymond Olajide Danyiwo (Photo courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

A man is recovering after being stabbed several times at Northern Illinois University's campus Saturday night.

The man was reportedly stabbed at a residence hall, even though the victim and the suspect were not affiliated with the university.

Police say the victim was registered to enter the resident hall with a guest, but the offender was not.

According to campus police, visitors must be registered with a student before they can enter a residence hall. Police say the NIU residence halls are also locked at all times.

"We take it very seriously," said NIU police commander Don Rodman. "The residence halls are locked 24/7, so anytime somebody is going to enter they would need to register with somebody that is affiliated with the university."

Police have a strict policy that a student must remain with your guest at all times.

In some areas of campus, police have extra patrols to help keep campus safe.

NIU junior Derrick Green, who works with the campus police department, reminds students to get help from several campus resources if they ever feel unsafe.

"We offer safe escort for people to help people get from wherever they want to go," Green said. "I know how hard the police department works I see it first hand, so I feel completely safe.

Green and other police urge students not to allow anyone into the dorm unless they also have a key card.

While the scene of the stabbing is still under investigation, police say the campus is safe.


Published: Dec. 3, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

A man wanted in connection to a stabbing on the Northern Illinois University campus over the weekend has been arrested, police say.

Abdul Raymond Olajide Danyiwo was arrested in Lansing, Illinois. He faces several charges of aggravated battery and burglary for illegally entering the building with intent to commit a crime.

Police say Danyiwo was at the Grant Towers residence halls when he had an altercation with another man Saturday night. Officers say Danyiwo stabbed a man several times before he ran away from the area.

An arrest warrant was issued for Danyiwo on Sunday.

The victim was treated for injuries at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital.

According to the Northern Illinois University Police Department, neither the nor the suspect were affiliated with the school. Police say the two men knew each other before the stabbing.