Students Protest, Block Roads Over Fresh Herdsmen Attack In Plateau State University

Students Protest, Block Roads Over Fresh Herdsmen Attack In Plateau State University

Students of the Plateau State University have stormed the streets in protest over an attack on their institution by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

It was learned that one student was shot while another female student was allegedly raped by the gunmen who invaded the female hostel on Sunday night.

According to Punch, some offices belonging to lecturers were also robbed by the hoodlums and many items carted away.

This triggered the students’ rage who blocked the major road leading to the institution located at Bokkos Local Government Area and called on government and school management to put an end to the incessant attacks and harassment of students by herdsmen.

As of the time of filing this report, the protest by the students was still on, while security agents have been drafted to the institution to prevent the situation from escalating.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, John Adams confirmed the development to our correspondent in Jos on Monday.

He said “As I speak with you, we have been blocked from entering the school because of the students’ protest but what I can tell you is that some armed people entered the school last night to disturb the peace in the institution.

“One student was shot and the students were not happy over the situation. I will give you the details when we are allowed to gain access to the school.”

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the incessant attacks in the state have been sponsored by communal clashes aside from suspected Fulani herdsmen attack.

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