University of Jos: UNIJOS SUG President confirms death of student in Jos crisis
Contrary to the reports, the SUG President says only one student not seven died in the Jos renewed crisis.
Comrade Pantu Fwangshak, the President of the University of Jos Students’ Union Government (SUG) has reacted to news reports about students of the institution who died during the recent unrest in Plateau state.
Fwangshak in a statement released on Sunday, September 30, 2018, confirmed the death of the student and also made it known that another UNIJOS student was injured in the crisis.
He, however, denied the claims that seven students were killed.
Although earlier reports by the Nation states that two students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) and many others lost their lives when renewed violence sparked in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
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The statement reads;
“I bring you solidarity greetings in the name of the struggle with hope of victory.
“Sequel to the unfortunate unrest within the Jos metropolis, I wish to state with a heavy heart that to the best of my knowledge one Jossite has been confirmed dead and one injured. Two other unidentified persons were also injured and are receiving treatment.
“I also want to use this medium to debunk the rumours making the rounds that 7 students were lost in the incident.
“All Jossites are hereby urged to stay calm and be vigilant as well.
“We shall in due time make known to the public the full report of the situation.
“Meaningful development can only take place in an atmosphere of peace, let’s live in peace with one another”.
The crisis according to the Plateau State Police Command has been brought under control with armed personnel deployed to the troubled parts of the state capital.
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