Alleged Herdsmen Attack: Missing Unijos student found

October 3 2018

Unijos school gate used to illustrate the story.

A student of the University of Jos who was declared missing has been found.

The 100-level pharmacy student, Ashoms Galadima, was declared missing on Monday after an attack by suspected herdsmen in a school hostel led to the death of a student. Two other students were injured in the attack.

Abdullahi Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the university, who made this known in a press statement said the missing student was found in the custody of a security team, popularly Known as Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

“A 100 Level Psychology Student of the University, Ashoms Galadima, whose whereabouts were earlier said to be unknown, has been found in the custody of personnel of the Special Task Force (STF) Operation Safe Haven. Ashoms Galadima was found in good health and has been reunited with members of his family.

“University authority have assured that all measures have been taken to safeguard the lives and property of members of the university community especially staff and students. Towards this end, security has been beefed up at the various campuses and students hostels to forestall any breach.

“The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the State Police Commissioner, Undie Adie, also approved, in addition to other security agencies, the deployment of a detachment of mobile policemen to provide security cover to the university until calm is fully restored.

“President of the Students Union Government (SUG) in the university, Fwangshak Pantu, has been provided with the mobile phone number of the team leader of the policemen stationed at the hostels for ease of communication. We call on all parents and guardians whose wards are residing within the university premises to keep their minds at rest as the students’ security will not be compromised for any reason, the statement added.

The official appealed to members of the public to be wary of false information and confirm all information about the university from its website, the Campus Radio Station, UJ FM 96.1, and other authentic sources.

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