National Association of Nigerian Students has chickened out and suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest, NANS President, Sunday Asefon, has declared this morning.
President of NANS, Sunday Asefon, announced this in a statement on Friday morning.
It was entitled, ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon’.
As indicated by NANS President, the scheduled protest was meant to condemn the insecurity in the nation, particularly the continuous kidnappings of students.
Meanwhile, Asefon stated that some politicians with “different agenda” have finalised plans to hijack the protest to “ventilate their political opinions and sentiments”.
He also disclosed that the association was not related to the secessionist campaign or the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign scheduled to hold on Saturday by some politicians and activists.
He said, “Having considered the current security realities and the danger to the lives of our members in case of possible hijack of the planned protest, I in consultation with all the structures of NANS, therefore, announce the suspension of our proposed protest for June 12.
“The suspension of the protest is necessary to avoid a clash of interest and clash with security agencies that are on red alert to protect the nation’s infrastructures from security breaches on the proposed date as a result of many other protests slated for the date.
“We intend to protest for better security and improved welfare for our students, we must therefore not put the life of any of our students at risk to ventilate our grievances.”
Asefon added that the demonstration was not cancelled but postponed, stating that a new date would be announced for the protest.
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