NANS Threatens Shutdown Of Tertiary Institutions In Ogun Over Insecurity - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

NANS Threatens Shutdown Of Tertiary Institutions In Ogun Over Insecurity

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - The National Association of Nigerian Students Ogun Axis/Joint Campus Committee has condemned the unfortunate abduction of two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro campus in Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, of the departments of Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively were on Sunday evening kidnapped in front of their hostel at Olowu area of Ayetoro while going about their normal academic activities.

NANS noted that, over 1,157 Nigerian Students have fallen victims of kidnapping in the last seven years.

"These dastardly acts have been slowly shoving the academic sector towards a state of convulsion and the climax seems imminent.

"We wish to reiterate that the lives of all Students from primary to tertiary schools is sacred and must remain so.

"The agonies inflicted by these predators who go about unabashedly pulverising  us everyday is unfathomable but even more excruciating, is the silence and dormancy of the Federal government, Ogun State government, The Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies.

"The Nigeria Police under the auspices of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu have been recalcitrant in coming to the aids of Nigerian Students as various distress calls from our constituency have fallen on deaf ears. 

"We call on the state government as a responsible and responsive government to speedily see to the quick, safe and sound rescue of Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola from the hands of these monsters.

"The National Association of Nigerian Students, Ogun Axis/ Joint Campus Committee hereby unequivocally express our disapprobation to the incessant kidnappings of Nigerian Students not only in Olabisi Onabanjo University but across the country.

"We will  give the government the benefit of the doubt for four days after which we will no longer watch our Students become relegated to mere pawns.

"Failure of the government to emancipate these students within four days will lead to the total shutdown of Tertiary academic activities in the state.

"This is fundamental to curtail the trepidation in the heart of Students going to school and apprehension in the part of parents due to the spate of kidnappings.

"We therefore call on President Muhammadu Buhari and Prince Dapo Abiodun as the Chief Security Officers of Nigeria and Ogun State respectively to instantly crush the menace and see to the rapid release of Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola.

"In addition, we urge Oba Kehinde Adenole Olugbenle, Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Sunday Ehindero, Alaye of Ayetoro, Oba Yisa Olaniyan(JP), the Onipokia of Ipokia, other traditional rulers in Yewaland, Security agencies, Paramilitaries, Vigilante groups and other stakeholders and the general public to aid the efforts of the government bearing in mind that the government will be handicapped without the assistance of the aforementioned."

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