The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared June 12 as “national day of protests”.
June 12, often known as Democracy Day, is used yearly to have fun democracy in Nigeria.
President of NANS, Mr. Sunday Asefon, in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday stated it was not the time to have fun as he lamented that about 200 Islamic college students not too long ago kidnapped in Niger State had been nonetheless lacking.
He additionally lamented the final state of insecurity within the nation, together with kidnapping and banditry within the North.
According to him, June 11 and 12 needs to be used to recollect college students who died within the palms of kidnappers and people nonetheless being held hostage.
He stated: “Putting it in the best perspective, the federal government and safety apparatuses have failed us. We can not belief them.
“The authorities should convene a nationwide dialogue the place folks can include completely different concepts and proffer options to this insecurity concern.
“We are daunted by the countless information of kidnapping of scholars of their a whole lot inside the final two years. This improvement will not be solely unacceptable; it challenges the very materials of our nationwide improvement, unity, cohesion and portends grave hazard to our instructional establishments.
“NANS under my leadership, having considered the continuous threats to the lives of our students and the lukewarm pace of security apparatuses to these nefarious crimes, regrettably call on government to order immediate and temporary closure of all schools in the North-west and North-central until adequate security is put in place.”
He stated although it was regrettable that NANS, as a college students’ physique was calling for the momentary closure of faculties, he described the decision as a sensible strategy to defend susceptible youngsters until safety improves.