Bomb Scare: Students Flee Unijos

There was pandemonium at the Faculty of Education of the University of Jos on Thursday, following the arrest of an alleged bomber thought to be in possession of Improvise Explosive Device (IED) near one of the lecture halls, a development which forced students and their lecturers to scamper for safety.

The accused was later learnt by Thisday, to be a student, who was actually carrying a polythene bag containing garri and milk into the faculty lecture hall. He was asked to reveal the content, but he initially declined before later revealing the content of the bag to the surprise of many people around. But before he did, rumours was already rife that a suspect carrying bomb had been arrested.

Earlier, there had been rumour of explosive devices planted in the faculty, causing panic among the students. It was against this backdrop that so much attention was drawn to the alleged bomber with black bag.

Other accounts however have it that the suspect was apprehended by the students as he tried to enter the premises. He was said to have been beaten to a pulp before being rescued by the school security officers.

No word yet from the school authorities as at the time of filing this report.