Plateau Killings: Ogun evacuates stranded UniJos students | Dailytrust

Plateau Killings: Ogun evacuates stranded UniJos students

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun
Ogun State Government, on Sunday, said it has evacuated stranded indigenes who are students of the University of Jos, following the killings in Plateau State.
Daily Trust reports that the management of the University of Jos had suspended the ongoing second-semester examinations for the 2019/2020 academic session, following recent killings in some parts of Jos.
At least, four students have also been reportedly lost to the attacks.
The Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Students’ Affairs, Azeez Adeyemi, in Abeokuta, told newsmen that Governor Dapo Abiodun had ordered the evacuation of students who are indigenes of Ogun State.
According to Adeyemi, the state had provided five buses and security escorts for the stranded students to guarantee their safe return home.
Adeyemi said the evacuation was done in conjunction with all relevant stakeholders, including security agencies, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS).
“In line with the policy of Governor Dapo Abiodun on the protection of lives and property of every Ogun State indigene, the governor has ordered the immediate evacuation of all the indigenes of the State studying in the University of Jos.
“This followed the crisis which erupted as a result of the killings of four students of the institution.
“We have provided five buses and security escorts to bring our children back home safely.
“No indigene of this State will be allowed to suffer or be abandoned irrespective of their political or religious affiliation. They are Ogun people and it is our duty to ensure their safety,” Adeyemi said.
Speaking with newsmen, the NAOSS President, Oluwagbemileke Ogunrombi, said the state officials had already evacuated close to 80 students and some corp members who are indigenes of the state from the troubled areas.
He applauded the state government for urgently coming to the aid of the students.
“We requested for two buses, but the state government magnanimously released five buses, not only buses but with a military escort. So, the students have been evacuated and taken to a safe haven.
“As of last time we spoke with the team, about 80 students have been evacuated. Then, they said some Corp members are also joining them,” Ogunrombi said.

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