Some indigenes of Oyo State schooling at the University of Jos have been repatriated back to the state.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi, gave the students a warm reception at the state secretariat in Ibadan on Tuesday.
Naija News understands scores of people, including students of the UNIJOS have been caught up in the crisis rocking Plateau State in the last few days.
The most recent of the disturbing events is the killing of twenty people who were reportedly coming from an Islamic programme in Bauchi.
The travellers were attacked and killed by their assailants at the Rukuba area of Jos. It was on this note that Makinde ordered the evacuation of Oyo indigenes schooling in the currently troubled institution.
Ogunwuyi assured the repatriated students that the state government would always do everything within its capacity to protect the lives and properties of its indigenes and residents.
Victor Olojede, Makinde’s Special Assistant on Students’ Matters who supervised the evacuation commended the governor for his efforts towards the successful repatriation of the varsity students.
Olojede said the students were grateful for the kind gesture.
On his part, Kolawole Paul, President of National Oduduwa Students Association, UNIJOS Chapter, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues described Governor Makinde as an exceptional leader.