From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Management of the University of Jos (UniJos) has directed students living in the institution hotels to vacate immediately due to unforeseen insecurity.
The Voice newspaper Friday night, obtained an internal memo from the university, urging the students to leave the hostels immediately.
The statement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi, Deputy Registrar (Information and Publications), however, said other activities of the university, including on-going examination still remain functional.
Though, at press time, most students contacted via telephone were not aware of the development, but said they will vacate the hostels.
The statement read in part: “Management of the University of Jos has directed that all Hostels in the University should be closed.
“This follows an emergency meeting Management held with the University’s Dean of Students Affairs, Chief Security Officer, President, Students Union Government (SUG), Speaker of Parliament and External Security Agencies on Friday, April 30th, 2021. The meeting deliberated on a Security Report regarding security threat to the University Staff, Students and properties. As a result of this, soft targets like the Hostels are in great danger.
“In the light of the above, the Hostels are to be closed with immediate effect. This is in the interest of the safety of students until all security measures have been perfected to protect the campuses as well as the Hostels.
“However, all examinations are to continue unhindered.
“Members of the University Community are to note and strictly comply with this Directive.”