A 100 level student of the Department of Geology of the University of Jos, Jeremiah Dalong was stabbed to death on his way to school at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, few hours after the curfew in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State was relaxed.
Dalong who boarded a tricycle on his way to the main campus of the university was allegedly stabbed by the operator of the tricycle near Yankari Filling Station, a few metres from the main gate of the university.
The president of the university’s Students Union Government (SUG), Danladi Adankala, who confirmed the incident said, “The student boarded a tricycle from the permanent site of the university to the main campus and suddenly on the road, he was pulled out and stabbed to death.”
Adankala while urging the federal government to build a perimeter fence around the campus and more hostels said, “This will go a long way in reducing the number of students who stay off-campus.”
The university had suspended semester examinations following the killing of 27 Muslim travelers on Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area on Saturday August 14. Also, the state government had imposed the curfew on Jos North LGA over the killings.