University Of Jos Shuts Down Student Hostels due to Security Threats


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Management of the University of Jos has directed the closure of all its students’ hostels over security threats to the school.

Mr. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the university’s Deputy Registrar for Information and Publications, confirmed this in a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos early on Saturday, adding that the hostels will remain closed until further notice.


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According to Abdullahi, the decision was made following an emergency meeting held on Friday, April 30 between university management and other stakeholders, including heads of state security agencies, the institution’s chief security officer, students representatives, and others.

According to the official, the meeting’s outcome suggested that the university had become a soft target for insecurity, resulting in the students’ decision to vacate the hostels.

“A security study about threats to university staff, students, and the property was discussed at the meeting. As a result, vulnerable targets such as hostels are in grave danger.

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“As a result of this progress, the hostels will be closed immediately.” This directive should be noted and strictly followed by students and other members of the university community.

“This is in the interest of student safety before all security measures to secure the campuses as well as the students have been perfected,” says the statement.



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