Students of the Plateau State University have stormed the streets in protest over an attack on their institution by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Reports say that gunmen on Sunday night killed one Sheni Kimati, a 25-year-old 200 level student of the Department of Geography, while another female student was allegedly raped by the gunmen who invaded the female hostel on Sunday night during the attack.
This triggered the students’ rage who blocked the major road leading to the institution located at Bokkos Local Government Area and called on government and school management to put an end to the incessant attacks and harassment of students by herdsmen. The Public Relations Officer of the University, John Adams confirmed the development to our correspondent in Jos on Monday.
He said “As I speak with you, we have been blocked from entering the school because of the students’ protest but what I can tell you is that some armed people entered the school last night to disturb the peace in the institution.
“One student was shot and the students were not happy over the situation. I will give you the details when we are allowed to gain access to the school.”