Nigerian Students Association Enlists Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi To Engage Bandits, Stop Students’ Abduction

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has proven concern over the continual closure of colleges within the northern a part of the nation, particularly Kaduna State, amid the insecurity most particularly the kidnapping actions of bandits.

Asefon, once more, referred to as on the Nigerian Government to declare those that are kidnapping college students as terrorists, saying, “Anyone with the propensity to kidnap and kill students in large numbers should be declared as terrorists to any nation.”

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He said this whereas having a chat with journalists in Ado Ekiti. He disclosed that the scholars’ physique’ had met with controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi on the worrisome scenario of kidnap and killing of scholars and impressed on the Islamic scholar to warn bandits to remain off faculties, Punch studies.

Asefon additionally revealed that NANS had resolved its factional disaster, and that the Abdumajid Oyeniyi splinter group had reunited with the primary physique and affirmed loyalty to the Asefon-led nationwide physique within the curiosity of the over 41 million Nigeria college students.

Asefon mentioned, “Governments should beef up security in schools. It is our belief that students should be going to schools with the assurance that they will be secured.

“We (NANS) have called on the Federal Government to declare the bandits abducting students in the Northwest and North Central as terrorists, but this has not been done.

“We have met with different stakeholders. We have been to Kaduna and several states in the Northwest and North Central to plead that they should provide security. Though the security formations are trying, their best has failed us. They need to be more proactive. We want our youths to have access to education. Most of the schools are under lock and key as we speak. What is the future of this country?

“We met with Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to help us appeal to them (bandits) to stay away from schools. Most of the schools are populated by the children of the poor. They should just leave our students alone and let them pursue their future,” Asefon mentioned.

Meanwhile, Oyeniyi mentioned he determined to embrace the Asefon-led government within the curiosity of Nigerian college students.

He mentioned, “We believe that it is in the oneness that we can get better. It is our task to promote the unity and welfare of the Nigerian students”.

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