The Lagos State Government has been reported to have rescued Sixty-nine (69) stranded Lagosians from the troubled area of Jos, Plateau State.
According to report, the Lagos State Government evacuated 69 stranded students, who are indigenes and residents of Lagos State schooling at the University of Jos (UNIJOS) in Plateau State.
The government was said to have received emergency calls from the students who said they were stranded after some gunmen killed 36 people in Yelwa Zangam community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The students were received by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab who was represented by Permanent Secretary, OSAE, Mr Adeniran Kasali at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa.
Recall that 22 travellers were killed along Rukuba road of Jos North LGA of the state on Saturday, August, 14, 2021.
The attack, which targeted a convoy of buses conveying some Muslim worshippers returning to Ondo after attending an Islamic programme in Bauchi, also left 14 others injured.
Following the incident, a 24-hour curfew was imposed in the council area, but relaxed last week to dusk-to-dawn alongside two other LGAs of Jos South and Bassa.
However, there was a fresh attack on Tuesday night, 24 August, 2021 in Yelwa Zangam community in Jos North LGA, killing several persons in the attack.
Several houses were also said to have been set ablaze in the attack, forcing the governor of the State to declare a fresh 24-hour curfew on Wednesday, 25 August, 2021.