The #TakeItBack Movement, a stress and mass mobilisation group, has demanded that the Kaduna State Government ought to instantly launch the 12 college students of the College of Education, Gidan Waya, who’ve been in police detention since June 28.
The group in a launch famous that the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who loved free schooling and inexpensive college charges in his days, shouldn’t all of a sudden get up and impose outrageous charges on residents of the state sending their wards to high school.
The Kaduna Chapter of the #TakeItBack Movement, within the launch signed by Deborah Yusuf acknowledged these.
The assertion partly reads, “The Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Nasir El-Rufai has over the years consistently used draconian laws to oppress and undermine the people of Kaduna State, a government meant to serve its people’s interest is serving its own interest at the detriment of the people.
“Despite protests towards hike in class charges of Kaduna State University, the Kaduna State authorities has remained defiant and resolute to keep up a hike that’s not sensible, the actions of Governor El-Rufai aren’t solely autocratic but additionally oppressive contemplating the financial decline of the nation. The governor who weighed closely on inexpensive and high quality schooling throughout his marketing campaign has turned blind eyes and ears to the woes and complaints of its individuals.
“Students of the College of Education Gidan Waya came out in protest against the hike in school fees, but police officers killed two students and took 12 protesters in custody for upholding their constitutional rights. We strongly condemn and demand that these students be released from police custody and the families of the two students who were killed on protest ground be heavily compensated.
“The Governor of Kaduna State should do not forget that he was democratically elected and should desist from tyrannical behaviour and actions.
“The TakeitBack Movement, positioned as a vanguard of struggle, calls on the people of Kaduna State not to be silent under oppression but to continously rise against oppression and tyranny and demand the safety and security of their lives and property in the face of incessant kidnappings in the state.”
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the Kaduna State Police Command detained no fewer than 12 college students of the faculty.
SaharaReporters had obtained the names of the 12 college students and two others who have been killed by trigger-happy policemen who violently disrupted the scholars’ protest on June 28.
The college students had protested towards the rise of their college charges by the state authorities.
“The names of the students detained by the police since June 28 are: Elon Joseph; Anthony James; Moses Success, Peter Sunday, Felix Nathaniel, Gabriel Jerry Joseph, Enoch Rabo , Bagudu James, Queen Joshua, Pius Prove, Philemon Favour, and Tarmaine Ayis.
“They have been arrested since June 28 and are currently detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department,” a supply had revealed.
“One of the scholars killed is Emmanuel Nathan, popularly known as DJ Skibo. Another was Abas Zakari.”