Lagos State Government has evacuated a three-week-old baby, its mother and 64 other undergraduate students of Lagos studying at the University of Jos (UniJos), Plateau State.
The evacuation followed recent attacks and killings in the state.
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The first set of evacuees, comprising 64 students, the three-week-old-baby and the mother, Manya Banfe, a 200-level student, arrived in Lagos on Friday afternoon.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said the evacuation showed that government had the capacity to respond to emergencies when people of the state are affected.
Omotoso represented Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the reception of the evacuees,
He added that welfare packages had been arranged for the students to return to their families safely, stressing that it was noteworthy that none of the students from the state died during the crisis and the rescue operation.
Speaking on behalf of the students, a 200-level student of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, Clinton Shotikare, thanked the governor for coming to their rescue.
He said they had been experiencing tensed situations and sleepless nights since the beginning of the crisis in Plateau. (NAN)