Jos crisis: Niger govt orders evacuation of state’s students

The Niger State Government has directed the commissioners for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, to evacuate its students schooling at University of Jos, Plateau State.

The government gave the directive in a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary,CPS, to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna, the state capital.

The statement said the decision was following the breach of peace in some parts of the state which resulted in loss of lives and destruction of properties.

It explained that evacuating the students would ensure that they are not left stranded as well as become victims of circumstances in the state.

“Worried about the wellbeing of her citizens and for them not to be left stranded as well as become victims of circumstances, the state government through the Commissioners for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, made arrangements for vehicles and security personnel to ensure safe evacuation and return of the students,” the governor’s spokesperson stated.

The government reiterated its unwavering commitment to the safety of its citizens irrespective of their geopolitical locations.

It would be recalled that the security situation has compelled the university management to suspend the second semester examinations for the 2019/2020 academic session.