NANS decries kidnap of students, demands intervention



The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the kidnap of students in different parts of the country and demanded an urgent intervention from concerned authorities.

Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, its national president, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, after taking over power from the previous exco, said the association hds also spoken with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) about resolving the issue of poor results recorded by candidates in this year’s exams.

He said, “As a leadership, whose interest is that of the ordinary students and common man, we’re going to be committed to bringing to bear the rights and privileges of our members. We shall create a platform where there can be proper engagement and dialogue between our members and managements of academic institutions vis-à-vis the corporate organisations and the government.

“At a time we are coming on board, the major crisis facing the country is insecurity. This has had its toll on the students. Daily, our members from various campuses and communities across the country are being abducted. Ransoms in millions are demanded by the abductors, which the poor parents and guardians cannot, in most cases, pay. Some of the abductees are also killed.

“The retinue of security officers attached to VIPs should be redeployed to provide better security for all, while more hands are recruited to address the security drift across the country. The kidnappers should refocus their attention away from the poor to the political class, who messed up the country and stop inflicting more pains and agony on innocent Nigerian students.”