Boko Haram: Kwara evacuates students from the University of Maiduguri

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Due to the incessant attacks at the University of Maiduguri by Boko Haram insurgent, the Kwara State Commissioner for Information Tunji Moronfoye said yesterday the government would evacuate its indigenes from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

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He disclosed to grapevine that delegation left Ilorin for Maiduguri yesterday morning.

The evacuation followed a save-our-soul message by Kwara students in the university.

Moronfoye said the delegation was provided with logistics to enable it evacuate the students.

The delegation and the students will arrive in Ilorin from today.

The students, it was learnt, sent text messages to government officials, fearing for their safety, following massive attacks on Maiduguri last weekend.

One of the text messages reads: “Maiduguri is under attack. We had 15 explosions this morning. We are picking bullets in the hostel. Please, we need your help. We need to be evacuated.

“We, Kwara State students, are waiting for the rescue team. Please, help do all you can to save our lives.”

The commissioner said it was the responsibility of the government to ensure the safety and well being of its people.

He said the government would implement such policies, without recourse to political affiliation.

The commissioner added: “The people of Kwara voted us into power, so we have responsibility to ensure their well being.”

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