- Indigenes of Kaduna state who are students of the University of Jos have been evacuated by the state government
- According to Malam Hassan Rilwan, 87 students were evacuated on Friday, August 20, by security agencies
- Going further, Rilwan said the government is committed to safeguarding the lives of Kaduna students
The Kaduna state government has shown that the safety of their students in other Nigerian states is of high importance to them.
This follows the evacuation of its indigenes who are students of the University of Jos and other tertiary institutions in Plateau state, Punch Newspaper reports.
This was disclosed by the executive secretary, Kaduna state scholarship and Loans Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan.
Rilwan disclosed that 87 students were evacuated on Friday, August 20, by security agencies under the supervision of the board, Vanguard Newspaper added.
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Going further, he said the state government through the Board shall continue to remain proactive in securing the lives of the state’s students in Plateau state and elsewhere.
Fear of attacks cripples UNIJOS as Ogun, Kwara evacuate stranded students, corps members
Recall that Legit.ng reported that in what will continue to scare parents, students and staff members, the University of Jos (UNIJOS) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) raised an alarm over the insecurity ravaging Plateau state.
According to the body, the lives of students and lecturers in the university are no longer safe.
ASUU claimed three students of the university had already become victims of the insecurity while two others were currently on admission in a hospital. This was disclosed in a statement by ASUU chapter chairman, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro.
This comes as Ogun and Kwara state governments ordered the evacuation of students of UNIJOS and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are indigenes of their states.
Plateau Killings: Nigerian Army exposes plot to perpetrate unrest in Jos
In another report, the Nigerian Army raised alarm over an alleged plot to carry out unrest in Jos.
The Headquarters 3 Division of Nigerian Army and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi security task force maintaining peace in Plateau and some parts of Bauchi and Kaduna, on Tuesday, August 24, said some merchants were behind the plot.
The Nigerian Army made the allegations in response to Monday’s press conference organized by TEKAN/ECWA bloc of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Plateau State Chapter on the rising insecurity in the state, held at the ECWA Jos DCC Headquarters, Jos.