June 12 Nationwide Protest 

NANS suspends June 12 protest, distance self from ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign

The National Association of Nigerian Students has called off a nationwide protest scheduled on June 12th.

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Sunday Asefon, the President of the NANS, announced this in a statement on Friday morning.

 June 12 Nationwide Protest Suspended

‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Protesters’ Safety And Fear Of Possible Political Hijack

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According to the NANS president, the planned protest was intended to highlight the country’s insecurity, particularly the recurrent kidnappings of students.

 

Asefon, on the other hand, claims that some politicians with a “different objective” have developed plans to hijack the rally in order to “ventilate their political beliefs and sentiments.”

 

He also said the students’ body was not associated with the secessionist campaign or the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign slated 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.

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June 12  Protest has been Suspended

“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 further noted that the protest was not cancelled but postponed, adding that a new date would be announced for the demonstration.

# June 12 Nationwide Protest

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