The University of Jos community has been thrown into tension following the killing of a 400 Level student in the Department of English by suspected assassins.
It was gathered that the victim identified as Ruth Yakadi, from the Anaguta tribe in Plateau State, was said to have been killed after being raped by her assailants.
The video of her killing which had gone viral was sent to PUNCHmetro in Abuja on Sunday from Jos.
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When contacted, the Head, Department of English in UNIJOS, Prof. Jeff Doki, said the deceased was a spillover student, waiting for mobilisation by the National Youth Service Corp, after completing her project.
“I have lost three students since I became HOD in 2021, two males in July and September this year, 2022, during the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities,” he told our correspondent.
The HOD directed other lecturers to provide information on the WhatsApp group of the department.
Doki said, “Information reaching me indicates that the girl who was killed last Saturday night at Farin Gada is a spillover student of our department. She was supervised by Dr Douglas Kaze and had issues with her long essay. Perhaps she is done with the project perhaps she is not.
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“I am requesting Dr Kaze and Mrs Vera Aaron and Mr Innocent Dajang to kindly provide information about her on this page, please. Her name is Ruth Yakadi. She is Anaguta by the tribe.
“Information available shows the girl was raped and killed thereafter. As things stand now, we are wondering if they are rapists or assassins.”
The Spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, Alfred Alabo, also confirmed the incident.
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“You even have information about it more than me. The long and short of it is that we are aware of the incident. An investigation is on and when we’re done, we will get back to you,” he said.