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Plateau varsity suspends exams after killing of 200-level student by gunmen

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

• April 19, 2024
Plateau State University
Plateau State University, Bokkos

The management of the Plateau university, Bokkos, has suspended ongoing examinations in the institution over the killing of a 200 level student .

Yakubu Ayuba, the registrar of the institution disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Jos.

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

Mr 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. 

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

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


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