The management of University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau State has on Monday raised an alarm over the lives of its students, following the renewed violence sparked in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
The institution in a statement issued by Abdullahi Abdullahi, its Principal Assistant Registrar, Information and Publications, while reacting to the recent crisis in some parts of Jos, the state capital, declared that no fewer than two students of the institution were seriously injured during the mayhem.
After a rigorous search was carried out, the school management wishes to clarify that one (1) Student is still missing while (1) student was confirmed dead and two (2) other students were reported injured.
A 300-level student, Kums Shedrach, was identified as one of the casualties of the attack who was gunned down at the school’s Student Village hostel on Sunday.
The corpse of the deceased student has since been deposited in the mortuary. The injured student is still receiving treatment in the hospital while the other one has been discharged.
The school’s Student Union Government has directed all students to remain on the premises of the university, according to a statement credited to its Public Relations Officer, Kwalmi Kelvin Kwande.
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The Plateau State Police Command has disclosed that the situation has been brought under control with armed personnel deployed to the troubled parts of the state capital.
Members of the university community especially staff and students are hereby advised to exercise caution and comply with all security directives during this period”.