Plateau Crisis: We May Evacuate Benue Students In Jos – Governor Ortom

Plateau Crisis: We May Evacuate Benue Students In Jos – Governor Ortom

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 18, 2021
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Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State
Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has expressed readiness to evacuate citizens studying in Plateau following the crisis currently rocking the state.

Ortom gave the assurance on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, while briefing journalists in Makurdi the state capital.

Travelers from Bauchi State were during the weekend, attacked and murdered by some assailants yet to be identified.

The state has also witnessed other killings in the last few days.

Following the Saturday massacre, the management of the University of Jos announced the suspension of its ongoing second-semester examinations over the fear of attacks.

Despite the closure of the school, some students were stranded in the area following the curfew imposed on some local government by the state government as a measure to curtail the security situation.

However, Governor Ortom while fielding questions from journalists on the fate of Benue indigenes schooling at the state, said his administration was closely monitoring the situation.

He assured that his government is currently in touch with relevant authorities to ensure that the students were safe, adding that the State Government would not hesitate to evacuate the students.

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