Anambra, Abia Governors evacuate Unijos students from troubled Plateau

Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Willie Obiano (Anambra) rally to rescue and evacuate stranded students of the University of Jos.

Abia State on Sunday despatched an official with security cover to evacuate about 200 students.

Anambra is using a commercial transport fleet with security cover to rescue stranded students from the State.

The Jos area of Plateau State has been boiling as Fulani and indigenous communities clash over land and water rights.

Abia State Government spokesperson, John Kalu, announced on Sunday that an Assistant on Student Affairs, Chibuzo Ndom, went to Jos.

“The contingent which includes security personnel are expected to ensure the safe return of the over 200 students of Abia origin back to Umuahia.”

Anambra Information Commissioner, Chief C. Don Adinuba, said today that the state has reviewed its strategy to evacuate students.

“The evacuation will now be handled by Anambra Liaison Office Abuja and GUO Transport which has a strong operation in Jos.

“This is to make for greater efficiency,” he said.

He advised students of the University from Anambra State who want to return to present themselves to GUO station in Jos.

Students will be assisted as long as they present University identity card and proof of membership of Anambra State Students Association of the University.

“An arrangement has also been made to pick up students who may not be able to leave the university campus.  

“Any student who has any difficulty whatsoever can contact the Liaison Office in Abuja for immediate assistance.
 
“The safety and welfare of the people of Anambra State … will continue to remain a priority of the State Administration,” Adinuba said

Unijos shut following killings

The university suspended its examinations and shut down, following the killing of 27 travellers on Rukuba Road.

The Plateau State government imposed a curfew on Jos North LGA over the killings.

A 100-level Geology student, Jeremiah Dalong, was reportedly stabbed to death on his way to school last week. This was after the curfew was relaxed.

Anambra, Abia Governors evacuate Unijos students from troubled Plateau