Federal University, Wukari Shuts Down Indefinitely Over Series Of Killing

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Academic activities at the Federal University, Wukari has been suspended indefinitely following the disturbances which led to the killing of no fewer than 22 persons in the area.

Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that the University was shut down indefinitely following the unrest at Wukari in Taraba State.

The crises also prompted the state government to impose a 24 hour curfew in the town on Monday.

This was even as no fewer than 32 persons with varying degrees of injuries from the crisis-torn 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 in the institution, Mr. Jerry Amah while speaking with newsmen.

Amah said that the suspension of activities in the university, became imperative following the volatile situation in Wukari and 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.

Most of the students who were desperate on how to get vehicles to their various places told schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine that they might not return to the school again.

‘’The crisis here is too much and I may not continue with my studies.
“It is always one crisis today or another tomorrow. I am tired of running for my life” one of the students said in an interview yesterday.

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