Good day, and welcome to the latest Taraba State online news headlines update for today, Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, on Concise News.
Authorities of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, on Wednesday, closed down the institution, following alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff of the institution due to the Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis, Concise News reports. The Registrar of the university, Magaji Gangumi, in a statement said the Committee of Deans and Directors approved the closure of the institution on behalf of the university Senate. The registrar said that the suspension became imperative following a protest by the students over the alleged incident. “The Committee of Deans and Directors of Federal University, Wukari, on behalf of the Senate, has approved the suspension of lectures and closure of the institution till further notice. This follows the protest by students over the kidnapping of their mates along Wukari-Katsina Ala highway on Tuesday. Students are directed to vacate the hostels and the university premises by or before 12 noon on Wednesday,” he stated. Read more here.
The Benue Government announced on Wednesday that it had commenced the evacuation of Benue State students at the Federal University, Wukari in Taraba, Concise News reports. The evacuation followed the closure of the university after the alleged killing of two Benue students in the institution on July 30 by people suspected to be members of the Jukun militia. Hundreds of people have been killed over the years in recurring communal clashes between ethnic Jukun and Tivs in the agricultural belt of Northern Nigeria. The bloody conflict has taken its toll on the two ethnic groups with many lives lost and property estimated at millions of naira destroyed. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Taraba State online news headlines.