September 20, 2021

Governor Makinde Orders Immediate Evacuation Of Oyo Students From UNIJOS

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Gov. Seyi Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has ordered the evacuation of Oyo State indigenous students from the University of Jos.

The evacuation order is coming on the heels of the crisis that was witnessed in some parts of Jos, the Plateau State capital.

Recall that about 20 people, who were coming from an Islamic programme at Bauchi, were recently killed by some youths around the Rukuba area of Jos, the Plateau State capital.

In a bid to avoid casualties among the students, management of the university suspended the ongoing examination in the university.

In a statement issued by Abdullahi Abdullahi, Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications of the institution advised students and staff to remain calm and be mindful of their safety.

It was also gathered that the acting Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, Professor Gray Goziem Ejikeme, earlier visited some of the students in their hostels.

The VC, along with the HOD of Remedial Sciences and the Dean of Students Affairs, was in the hostels of the students a few days ago to attend to the needs of the students.

However, It was gathered that some students of UNIJOS have been killed since the unfortunate attack on the over 20 travellers.

The President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the university, Comrade Danladi Joshua Adankala, confirmed the killing of a 100-level student to newmen in Jos.

It was reported that the killing of the students prompted some state governors to order the evacuation of their students in the institution.

It was gathered that Abia, Ogun and Enugu among other states, have since evacuated their indigenes from Jos.

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Governor Makinde has also issued a directive to his aides to evacuate Oyo State students in the institution.

Special Assistant to Governor Makinde on Students Matters, Victor Olojede, confirmed the evacuation to newsmen on Tuesday. Olojede confirmed to newsmen that he and over 80 Oyo State indigenes evacuated from the University were on their way to Ibadan.

“Yes. I am on my way to Ibadan.

“We have evacuated Oyo State indigenes in UNIJOS.

“I am coming with 85 indigenes from Oyo State. We are coming to Ibadan today,” Olojede said.

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