The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has vowed to call out its members to occupy Nigeria if Federal Government fails to take proactive measures to tackle insecurity in the country.
The Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), Comrade Chuks Innocent Okafor, stated, in a world press conference in Awka yesterday, that his members cannot just sit and watch while the security situation in the country continues to deteriorate and Nigerian students kidnapped in their campuses and slaughtered.
Okafor lamented that by now his members had expected that “the government and leadership of Nigeria, irrespective of political party, to commence immediate pro-active and pragmatic actions towards tackling the ugly trend in order to restore the confidence of students in campuses and salvage the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria.
He regretted that in the past few months, students “have witnessed deadly attacks and kidnapping of students across higher institutions in Nigeria and at least, not fewer than over 100 students have been kidnapped by bandits with a good number of others still missing.
“The ugly development has disrupted academic curriculum, these raging attacks have far-reaching impacts on the psychosocial lives of the students.
“We believe that if not checked, at the moment, our country will suffer untold difficulties.
Since the government has failed to check the situation the leadership of Nigerian students vowed that students will have no choice but to occupy government establishments ranging from the expressways, airports, National Assembly and the likes, in order to force the government to pay attention.
He listed losses run by students which include: 40 students of Greenfield University Kaduna about five of whom have been killed; 29 students of National College of Forestry, Kaduna and the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State.