Plateau State University suspends night programs after gun attack

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Central Nigeria: The Plateau State University, Bokkos has indefinitely suspended all night programs on campus.

This follows a late evening attack on Monday, by yet to be identified gunmen during a students theatre rehearsal.

One female student was raped and others including staff members robbed during the attack, officials say.

The attack occurred at about 9pm local time, shortly after a campus Christmas carol.

The University Vice Chancellor, Professor Yohana Izam says the Carols will henceforth hold annually but for students’ safety, all night events on campus must have “prior clearance” with “adequate security measures” put in place.

Three killed near University

Two days before the campus shooting, a lady, 25 was shot dead in Kunet village, 1.5km south of the University.

Miss Mary Machief was shot along with her mother by gunmen who attacked their family house on Saturday evening.

An elderly man was killed earlier during a similar attack on 11th December 2019 in Butura Vet village, 1km West of the University.

Mr. Mendez as the slain government diary farm guardsman was known was killed three days after a 50year-old woman, Mrs. Josephine Sati was killed in Mazat village, 7km northeast of the State University.

In all of the attacks, no arrest was made but leaders of Fulani communities in Bokkos Local Government had held a meeting in Jos, the capital of Plateau State to discuss ways to build peace.

The meeting at the instance of an international nongovernmental organization, Mercy Corps followed an interface between leaders of farmers and herders in Central Nigeria, organized by Search for Common Ground.

The Plateau State Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Mr. Nuru Mohammed had also exclusively told MKR of ongoing anti-violence talks with his young members in the State, organized by his office.

The efforts are expected to guarantee peaceful Christmas celebrations against widespread insinuations that the herders were planning armed attacks during the festivities.

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