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No fewer than 80 stranded indigenes who are students of the University of Jos, following the killings in Plateau State have been evacuated .
The Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Students’ Affairs, Azeez Adeyemi on Sunday disclosed this .
Adeyemi told newsmen in Abeokita that Governor Dapo Abiodun had ordered evacuation of students who are indigenes of the State
The management of the University of Jos had suspended the ongoing second semester examination for the 2019/2020 academic session, following recent killings in some parts of Jos.
About four students have also been reportedly lost to the attacks.
Adeyemi said the State had provided five buses and security escorts for the stranded students to guarantee their safe return home.
Adeyemi said the evacuation was done in conjunction with all relevant stakeholders, including security agencies, National Association of Nigerian Students and the National Association of Ogun State Students .
He said “In line with the policy of Governor Dapo Abiodun on the protection of lives and property of every Ogun State indigene, the Governor has order the immediate evacuation of all the indigenes of the State studying in the university of Jos.
“This followed the crisis which erupted as a result of the killings of four students of the institution.
“We have provided five buses and security escorts to bring our children back home safely.
“No indigene of this State will be allowed to suffer or be abandoned irrespective of their political or religious affiliation. They are Ogun people and it is our duty to ensure their safety.”
Speaking with newsmen, the NAOSS President, Oluwagbemileke Ogunrombi said the state officials have already evacuated about 80 students and some corps members who are indigenes of the state from the troubled areas.
He applauded the state government for urgently coming to the aid of the students.
He added “We requested for two buses, but the state government magnanimously released five buses, not only buses, but with military escort. So, the students have been evacuated and taken to a save haven.
“As at last time, we spoke with the team, about 80 students have been evacuated. Then, they said some Corp members are also joining them.