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Ogun evacuates stranded UniJos students and corps members

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The Ogun State government has ordered the evacuation of students from the University of Jos (UniJos) and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who are natives of the state following the recent murders in Plateau State.

Online forum recalled that some people were killed last Sunday in the state, while four students were said to have lost their lives in the attacks.

This development was revealed by the governor’s special assistant for student affairs, Azeez Adeyemi, that the state government had provided five buses and security escorts to bring back the students.

The assistant governor said the process was made possible by relevant stakeholders including security agencies, the Nigerian National Students Association (NANS) and the Ogun State National Students Association. (NAOSS).

“In accordance with Governor Dapo Abiodun’s policy of protecting the life and property of every native of Ogun State, the governor ordered the immediate evacuation of all natives from the student state at the University. by Jos.

“This follows the crisis that erupted following the assassination of four students of the institution.

“We have provided five buses and security escorts to bring our children home safely.

“No native of this state will be allowed to suffer or be abandoned, regardless of political or religious affiliation. They are Oguns and it is our duty to keep them safe, ”Adeyemi said.

To corroborate Adeyemi, NAOSS Chairman Oluwagbemileke Ogunrombi said state officials have already evacuated around 80 students and some members of the corps who are natives of the state from the troubled areas.

“We requested two buses, but the state government generously released five buses, not only buses but with a military escort. Thus, the students were evacuated and taken to a haven of peace.

“Like last time we spoke with the team, around 80 students have been evacuated. Then they said some Corp members were joining them as well, ”Ogunrombi said.

However, the University management had ordered the suspension of the current second semester exam for the 2019/2020 academic session, due to the insecurity situation in parts of Jos.

About four students were also reportedly lost in the attacks.

Ogun State Governor Special Assistant for Student Affairs Azeez Adeyemi told reporters in Abeokuta on Sunday that Governor Dapo Abiodun had ordered the evacuation of indigenous students from Ogun State.

According to Adeyemi, the state provided five buses and security escorts to stranded students to ensure their safe return home.

Adeyemi said the evacuation was carried out in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, including security agencies, the Nigerian National Student Association (NANS) and the Ogun State National Student Association. (NAOSS).

“In accordance with Governor Dapo Abiodun’s policy of protecting the life and property of every native of Ogun State, the governor ordered the immediate evacuation of all natives from the state studying at the university. by Jos.

“This follows the crisis that erupted following the assassination of four students of the institution.

“We have provided five buses and security escorts to bring our children home safely.

“No native of this state will be allowed to suffer or be abandoned, regardless of political or religious affiliation. They are Oguns and it is our duty to keep them safe, ”Adeyemi said.

Speaking to reporters, NAOSS Chairman Oluwagbemileke Ogunrombi said state officials have already evacuated around 80 students and some members of the body who are natives of the state from the troubled areas.

He congratulated the state government for coming to the aid of the students urgently.

“We requested two buses, but the state government generously released five buses, not only buses but with a military escort. Thus, the students were evacuated and taken to a haven of peace.

“Like last time we spoke with the team, around 80 students have been evacuated. Then they said some members of the corps were joining them as well, ”Ogunrombi said.

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