NANS Sets Date for Nationwide Protest Over Detention Of Student On Order Of First Lady, Aisha Buhari

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The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has declared a nationwide protest over arrest and unlawful detention of a student on order of Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari.

The victim, a 500L student was detained over a sarcastic tweet using the Picture of the Wife of Nigeria President. The student association described Aisha Buhari’s actions as an abuse of power and an uncivilised act.

The detained Student, Aminu Mohammed, is a final-year student of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State. NANS in reaction to the incident announced a nationwide protest demanding that Aminu regains freedom from his unlawful detainment.

Meanwhile, the Association had previously issued a public apology via a statement on Wednesday, November 30, and appealed for his release but their request and plea seem to have been ignored.

Barambu, said: “Sequel to the exhaustion of all options available to us before confrontation in seeking the freedom of one of us who was arrested in questionable manner, tortured, molested, harassed, and detained by agents of government, you are hereby notified of the decision of the leadership of NANS to proceed on a nationwide protest.

“We have consulted and consolidated which yielded no desirable results in seeking the freedom of Mohammed, hence, the protest shall commence as follows: Monday, December 5, 2022, nationwide. Please note that our demonstration shall continue until he is released unconditionally.”

Meanwhile, in a statement, the southwest zone of NANS decried that the assault on Aminu on the order of the First Lady was an abuse of power. They described the actions of the First Lady as uncivilised while giving her a 24 hours ultimatum to release Aminu or risk facing the wrath of students.

“We are prepared to mobilise the entire student community in the South-West region for a massive protest if Mohammed is not released in the next 24 hours. This is uncivilised and not good for the growing democracy of Nigeria,” the statement reads.

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