Kogi govt evacuates students trapped in UNIJOS

Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello

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Kogi State Government has evacuated its indigenes trapped at the University of Jos (UniJos) after the school was closed by the management owing to recent attacks in the state

Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary to the governor in a statement on Saturday said the students returned in buses with heavy security escorts provided by the State Government on Friday.

He noted that the state governor, Yahaya Bello mandated that everything necessary must be done to return the students safely back home.

The governor, however, assured the students that they would return back to school soon stating that authorities in Plateau State are on top of the situation to restore law and order in the state.

He also praised the students for their orderly conduct and patience during the unfortunate incident.

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Students of the University on Thursday raised the alarm over the continued attacks on them by hoodlums, whom they said had killed four students over the week.

The alarm came just as the corpse of a 100-level student of the university was found on the ground within the Naraguta permanent site of the institution on Thursday.

Beyond the UNIJOS campus, Plateau State has been ravaged by security crisis with series of attacks and killings occurring in the state.

The Benue State government also evacuated its indigenes studying in Jos according to a statement by Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom on Friday.