The Taraba State Government on Thursday evacuated 383 students from the University of Jos , following renewed killings in Jos where a student of the university was confirmed dead.
The Special Adviser to Governor Darius Ishaku on Students Affairs, Mr. Samson Tor- Musa , disclosed this to journalistson Friday in Jalingo, the state capital.
Tor- Musa said the state government took the step following distress calls from thestudents, appealing to the state government to come to their aid.
He explained that the discovery of the car belonging to a missing retired army general in Jos led to the escalation of the tension in the university.
He said ,
“ The pond where the car of the missing army general was found is located close to one of the University Village hostels , so there was tension following the incident. The university confirmed one student dead , but when we got to the school, we discovered that a prospective student from the Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State was also killed in the incident. We were able to evaluate 383 out of 423 students from the state because some had left on their own before we got to Jos .”