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Plateau killings: Kaduna evacuates students from UNIJOS

The Kaduna State Government on Thursday announced the evacuation of its indigenes who are students of the University of Jos and other tertiary institutions in Plateau State.

This followed the escalation of killings in Jos, Plateau State and the reimposition of curfew in some parts of the state.

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan, who announced this, said that the evacuation was concluded last weekend.

The development, he said, followed the state government’s directives that all students of Kaduna State trapped should be evacuated in view of the security situation in that state(Plateau).

According to him, 87 students were evacuated on Friday, August 20, 2021, by security agencies under the supervision of the board, adding that the students have since been reunited with their families.

Rilwan said the Board shall continue to remain proactive in such kind of volatile situations and assured citizens of the government’s commitment to securing the lives of the state’s students in Plateau State and elsewhere.

“The board also noted the support it received from the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Uba Sani who assisted immensely in the evacuation of the students,” Rilwan added.

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