Jos killings: Okowa orders evacuation of Delta students



Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of has ordered the immediate evacuation of students of origin Jos, following renewed killings in Plateau.


Mr Jerry Ehiwaro, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Students Affairs, statement Thursday, in Asaba said that the evacuation exercised Thursday.


He commended Okowa for his prompt approval for the evacuation, stressing that the of students of origin were of great concern to the state.


Ehiwaro also commended the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Uka, for his prompt response to the Governor’s order.


According to him, the state government has despatched three buses with police escort to bring back students the troubled zone.


“When we heard about the incident in Jos, wrote to the governor, informing him the need to evacuate our students the crisis zone.


“The governor graciously approved the evacuation which Aug. 26.


“With this approval, Gov. Okowa has demonstrated his love for students by ensuring that their safety is topmost priority to the state government.


“So, behalf of my colleagues and NADESTU, we want to thank our Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his intervention in saving the of our brothers and sisters in the crisis zone,” Ehiwaro said. (NAN)