NIGERIA: Bomb Scare at the University of Jos

The Faculty of Education of the University of Jos was yesterday thrown into pandemonium following the arrest of an alleged bomber in possession of Improvise Explosive Device (IED) near one of the lecture halls, making the students and their lecturers scampering for safety.

THISDAY however, gathered that the accused was a student, who was actually carrying a polythene bag containing garri and milk into the faculty lecture hall and was asked to reveal the content but initially declined, but later did.

Earlier, there had been rumours of explosive devices planted in the faculty, causing panic among the students.

It was against this backdrop that the alleged bomber with a black bag threw the entire faculty into pandemonium.

Confirming the development yesterday on phone, the President of the Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the university, Mr. Abel Nok, said there was no bomb planted in the faculty.

He urged the students to go about their normal academic activities.
But the students who failed to heed to their president’s advice deserted the faculty.

The Registrar of the school, Mr. Jilli Dandam, could not be reached as his phone was switched off.

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