Jos – One person was killed on Wednesday when two armed men attacked the permanent site of the University of Jos in Plateau.

The reports that the armed men invaded the university and opened fire on students, injuring two girls whose names were given as Uju Imo and Esther Ugwu, both 100 level students of the English Department of the university.

Mr Emmanuel Abu, Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said that angry students pursued and killed one of the attackers while the other attacker escaped death.

He said that the two injured students were receiving treatment at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos.

“Following the intervention of the police, the injured attacker was rescued and taken to the hospital while the corpse of the other attacker had been taken to the mortuary,’’ he said.

The police officer said that a pistol was recovered from the surviving attacker with three live cartridges.

“But normalcy has returned to the university and the police have commenced full investigation into the matter,” he said. (NAN)


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