Charles Nwoke, Jos, Nigeria
Just few hours after the Plateau State Governor, Solomon Lalong relaxed the curfew in Jos North Local Government Area Council of the State on Thursday, a first year student of Geology Department, University of Jos, Jeremiah Dalong, was harpooned to death on his way to school.
Dalong had boarded a tricycle on his way from the permanent site to the main campus of the university.
He was allegedly stabbed by the tricycle operator near Yankari Filling Station, a few metres from the main gate of the school.
Sources said the ugly incident took place at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
The university’s Students Union Government (SUG) President, Comrade Danladi Adankala, confirmed the unfortunate incident to newsmen in Jos.
He said, “The student boarded a tricycle from the permanent site of the university to the main campus and suddenly on the road, he was pulled out and stabbed to death.”
Comrade Adankala urged the Federal Government to build a perimeter wall around the campus and more hostels to enable the students who live outside the university premises to avert such sad development by living inside the school.
“This will go a long way in reducing the number of students who stay off-campus,” he added.
The institution had abridged her semester examinations following the killing of 27 Muslim travellers on Rukuba Road on Saturday morning. The state government also imposed the curfew on Jos North LGA over the killings to help forestall any break of law.
The Police Public Relations Officer Plateau State Command, Gabriel Ubah, however did not respond to calls when contacted for his comments on the incident.