UNIJOS raises alarm over student’s whereabouts, speaks on Plateau crisis

The management of University of Jos, Plateau State has on Monday raised an alarm over the whereabouts of one of its students.

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.

Abdullahi in the statement entitled “Report on security situation in UNIJOS”, while confirming the death of one of its students, however said one of the students of the institution was still missing.

He said, “Following the unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of Jos metropolis, the attention of the management of the University of Jos has been brought to the plethora of unverified information being circulated especially on the social media about casualty figures said to have been recorded among Students of the University.

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“It is claimed that seven (7) Students of the University have been killed as a result of the skirmishes.

“Management wishes to clarify that after a rigorous search was carried out, one (1) Student is still missing while (1) student was confirmed dead and two (2) other students were reported injured.

“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.

“Out of respect for the families of the affected students, the university authorities have decided not to disclose the identities of the dead and the injured but would do so in due course.

“It should, however, be noted that following the breakdown of peace in the metropolis, management has been working round the clock in close collaboration with the security agencies and the Plateau State Government to ensure that the lives and property of members of the University Community especially students are adequately protected.

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“While expressing deep commiseration to the family of the deceased student, the injured and all those who suffered losses during this unfortunate incident, management wishes to appreciate the government, security agencies as well as members of the public who have shown great concern about the plight of the University during this difficult period.

“Members of the university community especially staff and students are hereby advised to exercise caution and comply with all security directives during this period”.

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