BY QUADRI SALIU
University of Jos, UNIJOS has been shut down over security tip off that terrorists would attack students and staff in their various hostels on campus.
UNIJOS Management in a circular addressed to members of the university community released on Friday, the Deputy Registrar of the University, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi, said that the closure of the hostels followed security report of threats to the students.
Abdullahi said, “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, 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 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.
“Members of the university community are to note and strictly comply with this directive.”