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Jos Violence: Gang Kill Several Post-JAMB Exam Candidates

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Jos Violence: Gang Kill Several Post-JAMB Exam Candidates

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August 17, 2011 – Jos Violence: Gang Kill Several Post-JAMB Exam Candidates

An unspecified number of candidates who were in Jos, the Plateau State capital, for the post-UTME examination organised by the University of Jos were alleged to have been killed by hoodlums in the wake of fresh violence in the state.

Vanguard learnt that some of the candidates unaware of the fresh hostilities were attacked as they found their way to or out of the Bauchi Road campus of the university, venue of the examination.

It was alleged that some of them were picked up by commercial motorcycles and deliberately taken to volatile spots where hoodlums attacked them.

One of the victims was identified as Stephen Ikechukwu Ojukwu who was reportedly attacked along with two others at about 5.30 pm as they waited to board vehicles for home in front of the campus.

They were said to have been stabbed before security men came to their rescue and rushed them to hospital where Ikechukwu eventually died. His corpse was later deposited at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital by some soldiers.

It was an emotional moment on Tuesday at the family’s residence located in Apata as sympathizers thronged the family residence to condole the family over the loss.

None of the family members were in a mood to discuss the incident when approached, but a family friend said they were still in shock.
Meanwhile, panic again gripped the city on Tuesday following threats of fresh violence.

Groups of youths along religious lines were said to have mobilized for a showdown over the renewed killings but were stopped by security men who fired warning shots to disperse them.

The ensuing pandemonium saw people taking to their heels while many shut their businesses and returned home. However, calm later returned to the city and some people returned to continue with their businesses.

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  1. Citizen

    August 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    They say we are not a terrorist country. Tell me, which other word will you describe this with? Nigeria is a terrorist country. Shekina!!


    August 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    it’s very sympathitic to hear the recurrence of violence in Jos,it is unpalatable as the attackers’ targets was on the innocent students who wnf for their Post-UTME exam. pls secrity men should endeavor to beam up their search light for a lasting peace to come and stay.

  3. Toba gabriel

    August 19, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    I can’t blive dis an innocent soul wo went 4 his post Utme was actually a victim of dis horroweable violence.My his soul rest in peace.D must annoyin part is dat d Govt re nt makin any serious move about dis kilin of a tin.u can’t kil n go free any bdy d catch dey should kil dat person.Dis tin is getin out of hand,Govt pls save d innocent SOUL.

  4. Blessing

    August 20, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Muslem is a disgrace to Nigeria!my family was a muslem but bcos of this stupid and useless doctrine,we re now a proud christian.God said we should love one another and leave vengeance to him(GOD).but wicked and insincerity of heart ll never let them understand d word of God.God punish all of u 4 bringing Mohammed a bad name.

  5. chris

    August 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    the muslims are the worst set of people in this life. God will never forgive them 4 thier killings in jesus name amen. 4 we christians if we were 2 kill them dat way they wouldnt have been alive and posses governmental positions.

    • Femi

      August 30, 2011 at 7:50 PM

      I luv wat u said, but if d gov can’t help us(christians) i think we should help our self by also picking up arms. Jos is d only norther state in nigeria with it’s governor & deputy a christian & it is d gate way to other christian states in nigeria. So whether u are nt from jos u are to help in fighting dis ANIMALS.

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