The Faculty of Education of the University of Jos was
yesterday thrown into turmoil when a suicide bomber
was said to have been sighted in the school premises.
An alarm was raised which saw students and lecturers
abandoning classrooms and taking to their heels.
It was gathered that some of the students summoned
courage and confronted the suspected suicide bomber.
He was beaten up to a point of coma before security
agents intervened and took him away.
It was later discovered the accused was a student, who
was actually carrying a polythene bag containing Garri
and milk into the faculty lecture hall and was asked to
reveal the content but initially declined, which led to
the beating he received.
The President of the Students’ Union Government
(SUG) of the university, Mr. Abel Nok, confirming this
said, there was no bomb planted in the faculty and
urged the students to go about their normal academic
According to report there has been rumours of
explosives planted around the faculty which was the
reason a black polythene bag containing Garri and milk
was mistaken for explosives resulting in
However, there has not been any official statement by
the school authorities or the police concerning the
incident as at the time of filling this report.