The president of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS, Mr Sunday Asefon, on friday morning announced that the planned protest by the association has been suspended.

According to Asefon, the protest was aimed at condemning the serious insecurity in the country especially the kidnapping of students but some politicians with different agenda have perfected plans to hijack the protest.

He also said that NANS is not associated with the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign which is to hold on Saturday by some politicians and activists.

Stating that a new date will be announced as the protest was postponed but not cancelled 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 infrastructure 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.”


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