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Killings: FCT natives, NANS evacuate 279 students from Jos



Killings: FCT natives, NANS evacuate 279 students from Jos
Killings: FCT natives, NANS evacuate 279 students from Jos

Over 279 students who are natives and residents of Abuja have been evacuated from Jos, Plateau State.

The students were evacuated by the Abuja Original Youths Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO), in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)

Mr Isaac David, President of AOIYEO, who made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Friday said that all the buses sent to convey the students from their various schools safely brought them back to Abuja.

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He explained that they were evacuated in order to prevent the death of indigenes and residents of Abuja in Jos, adding that another round of evacuation would be made on Aug. 21.

This, he said is to ensure they were brought back home, pending when normalcy returns to Jos.

“As FCT indigenous people, we have to carry out our civic responsibilities as indigenous organisation, with the little resources at our disposal and achieved major result.

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“Although, the previous government has made people to believe that the FCT is just the city at the expense of the over 868 villages in remote areas.

“Many people should understand that FCT indigenous students studying in Jos are from various local communities that make up the entire FCT.”

He further stated that the students were stranded in Plateau State due to the curfew imposed on some local government areas by the state government to curtail the security situation in the state.

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David added that its organization would continue to collaborate with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to ensure the safe evacuation of its citizens.

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