THE unexpected has again afflicted the school. Just as it began to settle down for the rushed Second Semester examination occasioned by the loss of academic sessions due to the prolonged ASUU strike and the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Jos, has been forced to shut its doors prematurely all in a bid to save the life of students and workers.

The situation in the city of Jos has not been the same since no fewer than 20 persons were brutally murdered along Rukuba Road in Jos early this month, thereby setting the stage for reprisal killings, kidnap and destructions and general display of lawlessness around the town by unknown elements.

In the wake of the attacks, students and staff of the two key educational institutions in the city of Jos, the University of Jos and the Federal College of Forestry have never been spared.

For instance, a few days after the killing of the 20 persons, unknown elements have killed no fewer than five innocent students of the University Jos and tensions are still rising over fears that more attacks are being planned against the university community.

Apparently rattled by the skirmishes around the university and the continued flares of tension and threats of reprisals, many states in the country have rushed in to evacuate their citizens to avoid being slaughtered like animals by gunmen said to be on the prowl in the state.

As at the time of the report, no fewer than seven states have ordered the immediate evacuation of their students from the university pending further development. The states include Enugu, Abia, Ogun, Oyo, Kogi, Kwara and Gombe. The evacuations have been done with the aid of security agents deployed in the wake of the attacks in the state and its environs. But the authorities of the UniJos in a proactive move have shut the gates of the institution and asked all to vacate the premises until further notice.

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