NANS Suspends June 12 Protest, Distances Self From ‘Buhari-Must-Go’ Campaign

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According to The PUNCH, the National Association of Students has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide .

President, Sunday Asefon, made this known in a statement on Friday morning.

It titled, ‘ Suspends June 12 Over Concerns About Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By – Comrade Sunday Asefon’.

According to the president, the planned aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country, especially the serial abductions of students.

However, Asefon said some “different agenda” have perfected plans to hijack the protest to “ventilate their political opinions and sentiments”.

He also said the students’ body not associated the secessionist campaign or the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign slated to on Saturday by some and activists.

He said, “Having considered the current realities and the danger to the lives of in case of possible hijack of the planned protest, I in consultation all the structures of NANS, therefore, announce the suspension of proposed protest for June 12.

“The suspension of the protest is to avoid a clash of interest and clash with that are on red alert to protect the nation’s infrastructure from breaches on the proposed date as a result of many other protests slated for the date.

“We intend to protest for better and welfare for students, we must therefore not put the life of any of students at risk to ventilate grievances.”

Asefon further noted that the protest was not cancelled but postponed, adding that a new date would be announced for the demonstration.