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Eight Students Shot During UNIJOS School Fees Protest



Eight students has been confirmed to have sustained gunshots injuries during the protest by students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) over the alleged school increment last week.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Hayward Mafuyai, who confirmed the incident, said that that the students were shot following the altercation with security personal who were drafted in to contain the situation.
According to him, “It is disheartening the level at which university properties and that of some innocent bystanders were destroyed during the unfortunate misadventure. One is left to wonder why students would deliberately want to break, burn and destroy facilities that are meant to enhance their learning experience.
“While we are deeply saddened by the plight of those students who sustained injuries during the fracas, we wish them quick and full recovery. We have visited all those who are still hospitalised and are also in touch with authorities of the Jos University Teaching Hospital to ensure that all those who need specialist attention are promptly given that”, he added.

Security personnel during the protest
The institution’s management had earlier announced the indefinite closure of the school campus to avoid the escalation of the protests.



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