Federal University, Wukari Shuts Indefinitely Over Killing of 22 persons

Federal University, Wukari shuts indefinitely over killing of 22 persons due to the crisis that erupt from the host community.


The Federal University, Wukari, Jalingo has been temporarily shut down following the crisis that erupted in the host community, Wukari. Report says over 22 persons in the community have been killed.

The crises also led to the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in the town on Monday by the state government.

It was also gathered that over 32 persons with varying degrees of injuries from Wukari in Taraba State were yesterday evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, for treatment.

However, the closure of the university was confirmed by the Director of Communications of the institution, Mr. Jerry Amah while speaking with newsmen in Wukari.

Amah said the suspension of activities in the university became imperative following the volatile situation in Wukari and its environs which led to the imposition of curfew on the area.

‘’Some of our students and staff are inside Wukari town and they may not be able to come to school because of the curfew.

‘’People who were displaced by the crisis have taken over the university facilities and there is no way we can send them out of this place. It is also not possible for the university to allow the students to mingle with the refugees on campus for security reasons,” he said.

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