The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said that it will embark on a nationwide protest to demand the release of a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Mohammed, who was arrested and sent to prison over a tweet on Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
NANS President, Usman Barambu said this in a statement on Thursday, adding that the protest, which would commence on Monday, would be indefinite until Mohammed regained freedom.
Naijanewsnow had reported that NANS had earlier apologised to the First Lady while also calling for the student’s release.
According to Barambu, since the student’s body apology is not working, it had exhausted options of consultation and consolidation, and would thereby be confronting.
“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,” the statement said.
Barambu also noted that NANS’ protest would be against the First Lady and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.