Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has evacuated a three-week-old baby and 69 students of the state who were stranded in Jos, Plateau State.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, disclosed this on Friday, August 27, via a statement.
He noted that evacuation followed emergency calls from the students who were stranded after some gunmen killed 36 people in the Yelwa Zangam community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Accompanied by security agents and government officials, the students arrived at the State Secretariat, Alausa on Friday afternoon with their belongings in a luxury bus and other vehicles after long hours of journey from the north-central state to the nation’s commercial capital.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso; said welfare packages had been arranged for the students to return to their families safe and sound.
While thanking God that no life was lost in the incident and during the rescue operation; Sanwo-Olu asked them to observe COVID-19 safety protocols and also not to lose touch with their studies, as they returned to Lagos.
On their part, the students commended the government for its efforts in evacuating them from the crisis-hit Jos; and other parts of Plateau State currently experiencing violence and killings in the last few weeks.
They thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu and top officials of the Lagos State Government; for rescuing them from what they described as the ‘war zone.’
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has again expressed concern; over the level of insecurity in the country, adding that it has worsened.
This was contained when the monarch spoke at the 3rd Quarter 2021 Meeting of the Intra-Religious Council in Abuja on Thursday, August 26.
According to the Sultan, he won’t hesitate in spilling the truth about the state of the nation.
“Things are not getting better. I have said it and will say it again and again until we see that yes; things are getting better,” Sa’ad Abubakar stated.