Jos Killings: UniJos Suspends Academic Activities, Closes Hostels

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The University of Jos on Friday suspended academic activities and closed its hostels.

The suspension order was due to the intensified killing of students around the university area shortly after the relaxation of a 24-hour curfew in Jos.

According to a press statement signed by the University Registrar, Monday Danjem, all students are to return home or safer locations until normalcy is restored.

The University management also approved the suspension of examinations for the second semester 2019/2020 academic session.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of management and committee of deans, directors and provost of the university, following the incessant killings of University of Jos students by hoodlums in retaliation of the killings of about 23 travelers .

Recall that over five students of Unijos has been killed while some have been declared missing around the Muslim dominated university community.

EAGLE EYE WATCH reports that shortly   after the curfew in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State was relaxed on Thursday, a 100-level student of the Department of Geology, University of Jos, Jeremiah Dalong, was stabbed to death on his way to school.

Mr Dalong had boarded a tricycle on his way to the main campus of the university from the permanent site.

He was allegedly stabbed by the operator of the tricycle near Yankari Filling Station, a few metres from the main gate of the university.

Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The president of the university’s Students Union Government (SUG), Danladi Adankala, confirmed the development to reporters in Jos.

“The student boarded a tricycle from the permanent site of the university to the main campus and suddenly on the road, he was pulled out and stabbed to death,” he said.

Meanwhile no fewer than 400 indigenes of Benue State studying at the University of Jos in Plateau State, North-Central Nigeria have been evacuated from the tertiary institution by the State Government following the unrest and killings in Plateau State capital.

The students were conveyed with about 25 buses that arrived in Makurdi around 12 midnight under heavy security attached to their convoy.

State Commissioner of Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar while receiving the students expressed appreciation to God for their safety and peaceful return to the State.

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