The management of University of Jos in Plateau state has suspend the ongoing second semester examination till further notice.
The school authority made this known on Sunday August 15th in a statement issued and signed by its Deputy Registrar, Abdullahi Abdullahi.
According to the statement, it said the school management take the decision following a breakdown of the peace in some parts of Jos, Plateau State after the killing of over 20 people, and forcing the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA.
The statement read as, “Following the unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of Jos Metropolis which has led the Plateau State Government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area, management of the University of Jos has approved the suspendsion of the ongoing second semester examinations for the 2019/2020 academic session.
“All students of the university residing in the various hostels are hereby strongly advised to remain within their hostels of residence and avoid unnecessary movements, as management has been working round the clock in close collaboration with the security agencies and the Plateau State Government to ensure that lives and properties of members of the university community, especially students, are adequately protected.
“Students that are resident outside the campuses are also advised to remain at home during this period.
“Similarly, staff of the university are enjoined to remain at home while the 24-hour curfew remains in effect.
“Management wishes to appreciate the government, security agencies, as well as members of the public who have shown great concern about the plight of the university during this difficult period.”
The school decision came hours after report of 25 Fulani travellers who were on Saturday buried after they were intercepted and killed by suspected Irigwe militia in Jos, Plateau State,
Authorities and witnesses said incident happened about 10.30am around Gada-Biyu – Rukuba road area in Jos, the state capital when the Fulani victims were moving in a convoy of five buses, the innocent travellers were intercepted while passing through Rukuba Road in Jos to avoid the congestion around the city centre and killed many of them using machetes, daggers, knives, stones and other dangerous weapons.