Federal University , Wukari, Taraba state has been shut down over Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis – Students of the university had earlier protested alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff of the institution due to ethnic crisis – Meanwhile, the school management has put in place adequate security measures to ensure safety of staff and students as they leave Wukari Authorities of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba, on Wednesday, July 31, closed down the institution, following alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff due to the Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis. The registrar of the university, Magaji Gangumi, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wukari, said the committee of deans and directors approved the closure of the institution on behalf of the university Senate.
The registrar said that the suspension became imperative following a protest by the students over the alleged incident.
Meanwhile, the vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Abubakar Kundiri, has given assurance that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure safety of staff and students as they leave Wukari. He said apart from school buses, the chairman of Ukum local government in the neighbouring Benue, was sending about 10 buses to help evacuate students from the state.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a clash between youths of Edumoga and Okpoga in Okpokwu local government area of Benue state left three persons dead while eight people lost their lives in a reprisal attack in Taraba state.
The Taraba incident was said to have occurred when irate youths in Takum local government area went to avenge the death of a Jukun man allegedly killed on his farm along Takum-Wukari road.