The National Association of University Students (NAUS) has referred to as for the arrest and prosecution of the officers concerned within the taking pictures that killed at the very least a pupil of Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State throughout a protest on Monday.
This was conveyed in a press release issued on Monday by the affiliation and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Soneye Abdul-Azeez Lekan (LAS).
The affiliation condemned the killing and described it as unjust.
It famous that the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai somewhat than addressing the difficulty, had made a warfare declaration on the harmless college students.
“The report of the unjust attack and eventual killing of Nigerian students by the Nigeria Police under the directive of the unrepentant governor of Kaduna State, El-Rufai, has gotten to the National Secretariat of the National Association Of University Students (NAUS).
“It ought to be famous that the reckless and anti-people authorities of El-Rufai in Kaduna state had unpopularly hiked the tutoring charges of state-owned establishments. This retrogressive determination of the federal government had met a counter-action by the scholars within the state who resorted to lawful protest motion, stating clearly the demand for the reversal of the charges.
“The unrepentant governor rather than addressing the issue had made a war declaration on the innocent students, leading to uncivil attack and shooting of the protesting students. It has been gathered that a student of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was shot dead in the ongoing protest in the state.”
NAUS described the motion of the Kaduna state authorities as completely condemnable, saying it shall be equally rejected.
“We were not caught by surprise as the government of El-Rufai is popularly known for its infamous policies such as non-payment of salary of civil servants, illegal victimisation of labour leaders, increment in tuition fees among many other anti-people policies he has since so far made.
“This backward response of the Kaduna state authorities is due to this fact completely condemned and shall be equally rejected by the National Association of University Students (NAUS) with all authorized and political actions.”
The association called on all labour unions, civil societies, human rights organisations, and well-meaning Nigerians to join them in demanding the arrest of the officers involved.
“We, due to this fact, name that the officers concerned within the shootings ought to be arrested and prosecuted immediately. Governor El-Rufai has declared warfare on the lots in Kaduna state and he shall face the results thereof,” it mentioned.
SaharaReporters earlier broke the information that an undisclosed variety of college students of the faculty had been on Monday shot by safety operatives.
The college students had been protesting over a hike at school charges when the safety operatives made makes an attempt to make use of pressure to disperse them.
“We came out to protest over the increase of school fees when we met security operatives outside. They started shooting us, some of our colleagues are dead now,” a pupil informed SaharaReporters.
He added that some college students had been additionally arrested and brought away by the police.