The Ekiti State Government has evacuated 28 students, who are indigenes of the state from Jos, Plateau State.
The students were evacuated following the crisis rocking the state.
A statement from the State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Akin Omole, on Monday, said that the operation was carried out with the support of security agencies.
It added that all the young Ekiti sons and daughters are in good health, and delighted to be reunited with family members alive and well.
The mission was led by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Student Matters, Moses Ademiloye.
The statement read, “On hearing of the plight of the stranded young Ekiti indigenes, Governor Fayemi spared no cost in facilitating the logistics and security required for their safe evacuation in line with the government’s commitment to the welfare, safety, and security of all Ekiti indigenes at home and abroad.”
The State Governor, Kayode Fayemi was quoted to have said that his government remains committed to safety, peace, and security in the state.
One of the returnees, Miss Aina Tolulope, appreciated the governor’s efforts in granting them safety.
“We appreciate the governor for coming through for us when we felt all hope was lost, because of the suspension of academic activities, the curfew imposed and general state of insecurity.
“I am very happy to be home, and I am proud to be from Ekiti State, and happy that we have a governor who goes the extra mile to ensure no one is left behind. He has demonstrated expertise in governance, and shown himself to be a father, and a loving person,” she said.