Taraba State Government confirmed on Friday that it had evacuated about 383 students from the University of Jos (UNIJOS) following the recent killings in Plateau state which led to the death of a student.
This was disclosed to men of the press by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Taraba state on Students Affairs, Mr. Samson Tor-Musa according to Independent newspaper.
Samson told newsmen that the state government took the step following a distress call from the students of Taraba origin studying at the institution. The discovery of the car belonging to the missing Army General in Jos, led to the rise of tension in the university, he explained.
“The University has confirmed one student dead; but when we got to the school, we discovered that a prospective student from Takum local government area of Taraba was also killed in the incident.
“We were able to evacuate 383 out of 423 students from the state because some had left on their own before we got to Jos.
“The condition of the students was pathetic when we got to the school but the state government had reunited the students with their families,” Tor-Musa said.
I am Olamide George Nneka, a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. Reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org