The apex body of students association in the nation, National Association of Nigerian Students has suspended its planned June 12 national protest.
This was made known to the public un a statement on Friday by the association president, Sunday Asefon.
Recall that NANS has previously declared June 11 and June 12 as the national students’ day of prayers and a national day protest respectively.
The statement from the President’s office was titled ‘ NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concern About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians.
In his statement
“Having considered the current security realities and the danger to the lives of our members in case of possible hijack of the planned protest, I in consultation with all the structures of NANS, therefore, announce the suspension of our proposed protest for June 12.”
He added that the suspension of the protest was necessary to avoid a clash of interest and clash with security agencies as a result of many other protests slated for the date.
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