20th August, 2021
By Salisu Sani-Idris/Abuja
Over 279 UNIJOS students, who are natives of Abuja have been evacuated back to the city, the Abuja Original Youths Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO) said.
It said the evacuation was done in collaboration with National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
The President of AOIYEO, Mr Isaac David, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.
David said that the evacuation of the students was necessary to prevent death of indigenes and residents of Abuja in Jos.
The youth leader revealed that all the buses sent to convey the students from their various schools safely brought them back to Abuja.
He revealed that another round of evacuation would be made on Aug. 21, to ensure that all natives and residents of Abuja were brought back home, pending when normalcy returns to Jos.
“As FCT indigenous people, we have to carry out our civic responsibilities as indigenous organisation, with the little resources at our disposal and achieved major result.
“Although, previous government has made people to believe that the FCT is just the city at the expense of over 868 villages in remote areas.
“Many people should understand that FCT indigenous students studying in Jos are from various local communities that make up the entire FCT.
“Our citizens studying in Plateau state were stranded in the area as a result of the curfew imposed on some local government areas by the state government.
“It was as a measure to curtail the security situation in the state.
“We closely monitored the situation and we collaborated with National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to ensure the safe evacuation of our citizens and it became achievable,” he said