By Evelyn Omotoye
No fewer than 80 Ondo State students in the University of Jos, Plateau State were evacuated by the state government from the school following the recent attacks of the Fulani herdsmen on the Plateau.
The President of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) in the school, Ojomo Joseph, a 400level student of the Law Department stated this during a thank you visit to the state governor in his office yesterday that five 16-passenger buses were sent to convey his members back to the state.
Ojomo who commended the government for its prompt response in rescuing Ondo State students from being captured in the incident, described it as apt and quick.
According to him, he contacted the Chief of Staff to the state governor when the attack began and got immediate response which helped conveyed the students back to the state safely.
“It all happened last month when we started hearing gunshots from all angles of the school when herdsmen forced their way into the school.
Responding, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi who received the students on behalf of the government expressed the Akeredolu administration’s readiness to promptly respond to any distress call from its people across the country.
Ajayi urged the NAOSS president not to hesitate to inform the government as quick as possible in case there are more students still trapped in the plateau crises.
“We are happy that you are back home safely and we want to assure you that we will respond as appropriate, immediately we receive calls from you to rescue as many of our students that may still be there”, he said.
Ajayi however urged the students to keep up with their studies while at home, expressing hope that the crises on the plateau will soon be resolved for them to return to school and continue their academic pursuit.