Report by Gowaem Reuben (3/5)
Edited by J.M
Students of the University of Jos have called on the Management led by Vice-Chancellor, Prof.Sebastian Maimako, for adequate and effective security within the school premises.
This was made known yesterday in an interview with some students at Naraguta Campus.
Reacting to the Press Release recently by the school Management assuring students of their safety and protection, Ayuba Doekyil a student from the department of mass communication said “the content of the Press Release promised students the provision of security personnel (Police, soldiers, civil defence corps),but unfortunately none of these security personnel are available apart from the internal security at the gate”.
He maintained that students are still very much exposed and susceptible to threats from hoodlums and miscreants.
Narrating his ordeal during the last crises where two studnets lost their lives and a few injured, Kingsley Swarnaan, a two hundred level student of political science said he escaped death narrowly from men who stabbed him on his way home from school in the evening; fortunately he survived.
In related development, a two hundred level student from the department of adult education who wishes to remain anonymous suggested that a Union should be formed for tricycle (keke Napep) riders. He said that any tricycle rider who wants to be boarding students should be registered with the Union and with their parks at the various school gates.This will prevent students from falling prey to hoodlums.