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Ogun government evacuates stranded indigenes from UNIJOS

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Ogun State government, yesterday, said it had evacuated stranded indigenes that are students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), following the killings in Plateau State.

Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Students’ Affairs, Azeez Adeyemi, in Abeokuta told newsmen that Governor Dapo Abiodun had ordered evacuation of students who are indigenes of Ogun State from the institution.

Adeyemi said the evacuation was done in conjunction with all relevant stakeholders, including security agencies, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS).

“In line with the policy of Governor Dapo Abiodun on the protection of life and property of every Ogun State indigene, the governor has ordered the immediate evacuation of all the indigenes of the state studying in the University of Jos.

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“This followed the crisis, which erupted as a result of the killings of four students of the institution.

“We have provided five buses and security escorts to bring our children back home safely.

“No indigene of this state will be allowed to suffer or be abandoned irrespective of their political or religious affiliation. They are Ogun people and it is our duty to ensure their safety,” Adeyemi said.

Also speaking with journalists, the NAOSS President, Oluwagbemileke Ogunrombi, said the state officials had already evacuated about 80 students and some corps members who are indigenes of the state from the troubled areas.

He applauded the state government for urgently coming to the aid of the students.

“We requested for two buses, but the state government magnanimously released five buses, not only buses, but with military escort. So, the students have been evacuated and taken to a safe haven,” Ogunrombi said.

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