Sequel to the frequent attacks on students and staff of the University of Jos in the challenging security situation bedevilling Plateau State, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has called on government to convert the Race Course in Jos North LGA, also known as “Fillin Sukuwa” to a Mobile Police Barracks to protect staff and students on the two campuses of the institution.
The NUJ also asked the government to put modalities in place to compel those who encroached on the University of Jos land to vacate.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the NUJ Chairman, Plateau State Council, Paul Jatau and Secretary, Peter Amine, in Jos, the State Capital.
It reads: “The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau State Council has expressed serious concern over the frequent attacks on students and staff of the University of Jos in the challenging security situation bedevilling the state.
“The Union notes with dismay that the University community has become a target for miscreants that do not value human lives and peace killing many innocent and harmless students.
The NUJ called on security agencies to, “devise more strategies to protect the University community and other residents of Jos”.
“Government should, as a matter of urgency, regulate the activities of tricycle operators in Jos and reduce the number of tricycles to 500 with specific registration numbers and designated routes of operation.
“Modalities should be made to compel those who encroached on the University of Jos land be compelled to vacate.
The Union asked the state-owned security outfit, “Operation Rainbow to build and equip a Security Outposts close to the University like the one being operated at Dutse Uku, in Jos North Local Government.
The NUJ called on students and staff of the University to be security conscious and provide useful security information to security agencies in the state for prompt action.
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