28 July 2016
Assailants on Thursday attacked the private residence of Prof. Sebastine Maimako, the Vice- Chancellor, University of Jos, killing his guard and injuring a policeman stationed there.
Mr Terna Tyopev, the spokesman, Plateau Police Command, who said the assailants took the official rifle of the policeman, after shooting him, confirmed the attack.
“There are no arrests as yet, but we have commenced investigation into the attack,” Tyopev said.
The university’s Deputy Registrar (Information), Alhaji Abdullahi Abdullahi, said the gunmen stormed the residence, located along Eto-Baba Road in Ungwan-Rukuba, and opened fire at the entrance.
“They killed one of the university’s patrol officers, Owes Jibrin, and also shot Police Corporal Adamu Salihu attached to the residence of the vice-chancellor.
“Other security men who escaped unhurt, raised an alarm and the attackers fled,” he added.
Abdullahi said that no member of the vice-chancellor’s family was injured in the incident that happened when the v wasice-chancellor was not in Jos.
He said that a delegation from the university, led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof Teresa Nmadu, had already visited the family of Jibrin, the slain guard.