Varsity suspends exams over killing of student

Management of Plateau State University, Bokkos, Nigeria, has suspended ongoing examinations in the institution over the killing  of a 200 level student by suspected herdsmen.

 The Registrar of the institution,  Yakubu Ayuba disclosed this in a statement  made available to newsmen on Friday in Jos.

Gunmen, on Thursday night, attacked Chikam, a neighbouring community to the university, killing  the student, identified as Dading Jordan.

Ayuba said that the university had also declared a two-day mourning in honour of the slain student.

”The Vice-Chancellor and the entire management convey their condolences to the family of the deceased student, the student body and the university community.

”In view of this sad development, management has declared a two-day mourning, from Friday, April 19 ,to Saturday, April 20.

”Accordingly, all the examinations earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday are hereby suspended

”While we  call on our students to remain calm and law abiding, we wish to urge the security agencies to beef up security around the university in order to secure staff and students”,he said.

Governor Caleb Mutfwang had condemned the attack, calling on residents to remain  calm.

He said government and  security agencies were doing everything to bring the  perpetrators of the attack to justice.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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