ASUU Asks FG To Secure UNIJOS Against Killings


The Academic Staff Union of Universities has advised the
Federal Government to secure the University of Jos
against killing of its staff and students before the
reopening of the school.
The union said this in a statement on Sunday following a
security breach in Jos and other parts of Plateau State,
leading to the killing of some students, a development
which forced the university’ management to shut the
The statement, which was signed by the UNIJOS ASUU
chairman, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, said, “The responsibility to
secure lives and property squarely rests on the shoulders
of the government. This is very closely related to justice
and we call on government to ensure justice is done to all
communities that have been affected. Failure to do so, will
only lead us to a greater and vicious cycle of violence
through reprisal attacks.
“We are also calling on government to provide a very
strong security presence around the University of Jos
community and the routes to the university because when
the same thing happened in 2018, when we lost a staff
member and two students, our union raised concerns and
we were told that adequate security measures would be
put in place; but ALAS, here we are again, with more lives