Insecurity: Kaduna State gov’t to evacuate students from Jos

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Story from Saleh INUWA, Kano

The Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board has evacuated students of the state origin studying at the University of Jos and other tertiary institutions in Plateau State to avoid the ongoing crisis in the state.

The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Kaduna.

According to him, the evacuation was as a result of Kaduna State Government Directive that all students of Kaduna State trapped in Plateau State should be evacuated in view of the worsening security situation in that state.

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Malam Hassan said that 87 students were evacuated on Friday last week, by security agencies under the supervision of the board and have since reunited with their families.

He promised that the scholarship and loans board shall continue to remain proactive in such kind of volatile situations and assured Kaduna State citizens of its commitment to securing the lives of the state’s students in Plateau State and elsewhere.

The board also noted that it received support from a senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Uba Sani who assisted with money and logistics to ensure that the affected students were evacuated safely to Kaduna State without hitches, promising that Kaduna State will always live to its responsibility of assisting its citizens that find themselves in difficult situations whenever such demand arises.

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