Bomb Scare At U N I J O S
THE University of Jos was, once again, thrown into confusion on Thursday, following information doing the rounds within the institution that bomb had been planted at a female hostel, known as Abuja Hostel. Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the two suspects were noticed around the female hostel at about 5.30p.m. and accosted by some of the students within the vicinity. But they were said to have kept mum and refused to answer most of the questions put to them by the students.
It was gathered that after close to three hours of interrogation without any response, the suspects still refused to say anything, leading to suspicions that he had an ulterior motive.
Before the Special Task Force (STF), police and the men of the State Security Service (SSS) got to the university, students had taken them captive and hide suspects in an unknown place within the university.
At the time of filling this report, the security agencies were still negotiating with the students to release the suspects to them for proper interrogation, but the students, however, remained adamant and refused to disclose where they hid the suspects.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulrahman Akao, said immediately his command got wind of the incident, the anti-bomb disposal unit was sent to the scene of the incident.
The commissioner said his men had swept the Abuja hostel and found nothing, adding that the suspects were equally nowhere to be found as the students had taken them into hiding.
According to him, the police, STF and SSS were still negotiating with the students to release the suspects to them for proper interrogation and investigation
President of the students’ union of the university, Nantok Dashuwar, was said to have addressed the students to announce the discovery and the plan to bomb the hostel.
The development created commotion, as students scampered out of their hostels for fear of explosion.