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No fewer than 400 indigenes of Benue State studying at the University of Jos in Plateau State, North-Central Nigeria have been evacuated from the tertiary institution by the State Government following the unrest and killings in Plateau State capital.

The students were conveyed with about 25 buses that arrived in Makurdi around 12 midnight under heavy security attached to their convoy.

State Commissioner of Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar while receiving the students expressed appreciation to God for their safety and peaceful return to the State.

He assured the students that the Governor Samuel Ortom led administration would continue to prioritize the safety of the citizens, irrespective of their religious and political creeds.

President of the National Union of Benue students, NUBESS, Harmony Ogah, said the students would ever remain grateful to the State Government for always answering the distress calls of the students at all times.