The management of the University of Jos have dismissed reports that seven students of the university died in the bomb blast that rocked the city last Tuesday, saying the school did not confirm it to anybody.
“The school authorities can only confirm the death of two of its students; Francisca Nwafor and Michael Ogbole, both 500 level students of Medical Laboratory Science Technology Department of the university,” said the Deputy Registrar, Information and Public Relations, Mr. Steve Otowo, who spoke on behalf of the institution.
He said the students had completed their lectures and were passing by when they got caught in the unfortunate bomb blast.
“Though the Students’ Union leader told me that there are five other students missing, we cannot confirm them dead yet since there is no evidence to back such claims.
“We can only advise parents to get in touch with their wards, and be sure that they are alive and safe; they may have travelled out of school or gone somewhere, no one can say. So it will be wrong to conclude that the five students are dead,” Otowo added.
He said the remains of Ogbole would leave Jos for his village in Benue State tomorrow (today).