Connect with us


NANS seeks release of abducted Zamfara, Kaduna students



The National Association of Nigerian Students has appealed to authorities concerned to use all means to rescue abducted university and secondary school students from captivity.

Two female Microbiology students of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara, and another 10 female secondary school students of Kachia Local Government Area in Kaduna State are being held by the kidnappers.

The Deputy Coordinator, Inter-Campus Affairs of NANS Zone A, Vanessa Kwere, made the appeal in a statement issued in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday.

Kwere issued the statement after the NANS delegation met with the management of the university shortly after the union’s zonal convention held in Jigawa recently.

He pointed out that the call became imperative in view of the fact that the abducted students were under the care of the government, hence, they remained the property of the government.

Kwere said, “We were notified of the sad news regarding the abduction of two 200-level female students of the Microbiology Department, Federal University, Gusau.

“It is indeed a heart-touching incident, we had to stop by to pay a solidarity visit, to also sympathise with the institution on this incident.

“We urge the students to remain calm and keep praying for the safe return of their friends and sisters.”

According to him, the union met with the school management, including Prof. Ahmad Galadima, the Acting Vice Chancellor, who is also the current Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university; the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Lawal Sa’ad; the Deputy Dean, Students Affairs, Dr Tagba as well as the Chief Security Officer.

Kwere said during the meeting, they discussed how the incident happened, and the strategies being currently applied by the institution to rescue the abducted students.

“The meeting was presided over by the pioneer Students’ Representative Council and President, FUBK, Usman Ladan-Fakai, and attended by several NANS officials.

“Present at the meeting include Vanessa Kwere, the Deputy Coordinator Inter-Campus Affairs Zone A, Daniyalu Mailafiya, the Director Special Duties NANS Zone A, and several stakeholders from Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara,” he said.

The deputy coordinator noted that the Dean, Student Affairs, had enlightened them on the efforts made by the university to guarantee the safe return of the abducted students.

He said the acting VC also assured them that the university was doing its best to maintain security within the institution, assuring that frantic efforts are being intensified to rescue the abducted students.

In a related development, the union expressed deep concern over the abduction of about 10 female students of Kachia LGA in Kaduna State, who according to a preliminary report, were students of Government Secondary School, Awon.

“It is very disheartening to learn about this incident, despite still worrying about the two 200-level female students of Microbiology Department, FUGUS, abducted at their hall of residence.

“We are in constant turmoil because of these recurring incidents; our governing bodies have failed to protect us from such menace; students no longer feel safe in their institutions or anywhere at all.

“Predicaments like this are what discourage and interfere with the educational process of Nigerian students. Looking at most of these cases, victims always turn out to be females, we’re fragile beings who are abducted, tortured and explored.

“We student representatives demand a serious and immediate intervention from the Federal Government and all relevant security bodies. It is our right to feel safe wherever we are,” he said.


Source link

Continue Reading

Just In

Entertainment34 mins ago

Rema smashes Wizkid’s Billboard chart record

The longest-running African song to top the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart was held by Wizkid until high-flying Nigerian...

Entertainment36 mins ago

Tears flow as Mercy Johnson buries dad

Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie has buried her late dad. Kemi FIlani recalls that days ago, Mercy Johnson Okojie...

News51 mins ago

Aliko Dangote varsity adopts CBN’s e-naira for tuition payment

Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano, is to adopt the newly introduced e-naira for the payment of...

News60 mins ago

Policemen under investigation for aiding criminal gangs in Rivers – LG boss

*Why we haven’t nabbed Criminal kingpin Onuigwe Wodi declared wanted—Chidi Lloyd By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Some policemen of the Rivers...

Entertainment2 hours ago

Tonto Dikeh shares some of the important lessons she has learnt in 38years

Nollywood actress turned politician, Tonto Dikeh has shared some of the lessons she has learned over the course of her...

Entertainment2 hours ago

It’s a fraud – Reps panel asks FG to suspend Nigeria Air

The House of Representatives committee on aviation has called for the suspension of Nigeria Air. The committee on Tuesday, faulted...

News2 hours ago

INEC releases final list of candidates for gov polls

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner has released the final list of candidates for the November 11 governorship elections in Kogi,...

News2 hours ago

$53m debt judgement debt: Again, court summons Emefiele

By Taiye Agbaje A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),...

Entertainment3 hours ago

N18m alleged outstanding tax: “Close source said I’m being attacked because I supported Peter Obi” – Iyabo Ojo spills

Nollywood Actress and entrepreneur, Iyabo Ojo has disclosed that she’s being attacked with tax bills because she supported Peter Obi....

Entertainment3 hours ago

Desmond Elliot makes lifetime pledge to wife on her birthday

Nollywood actor and politician, Desmond Elliot has pledged to his wife as she celebrates her birthday today. Taking to his...

Copyright © My State News 2023 Powered by Nestec Media Services