June 12 Nationwide Protest: NANS suspends protest over safety of protesters, fear of possible hijack by politicians


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest, The PUNCH has learnt.

This was contained in a statement made by the NANS President, Sunday Asefon on Friday, June 11, 2021.

It was titled: “NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon”.

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According to the NANS president, the planned protest was aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country, especially the serial abductions of students.

However, Asefon said some politicians with “different agenda” have perfected plans to hijack the protest to “ventilate their political opinions and sentiments”.

It could be recalled that on Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Yobe and Borno States Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) also dissociated itself from the alleged protest coming up on June 12, 2021 (Democracy Day).

According to the statement signed by Comrade Usman Adamu Nagwaza (Don Manu), the Deputy Senate President of NANS, the directive of the self disassociation from the protest, is for the interest of the states in order to continue in the maintenance of peace, unity and adequate security.


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