NANS to begin nationwide protest over detention of Aisha Buhari’s critic
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has announced a nationwide protest over the arrest and detention of its member, Muhammad Aminu Adamu.
Recalls that Mr Muhammad, a final year student of Federal University Dutse, in Jigawa State was arrested last week by operatives of Department of State Service (DSS).
His arrest was ordered by wife of the president, Aisha Buhari over a tweet where he commented that the first lady had become rotund feeding fat on poor people’s money
He was however secretly arraigned in at a Magistrate court on Tuesday where he was ordered remanded at the Suleja Correctional Centre.
However, NANS in a press release on December 1 decried Mr Muhammad’s ordeal.
The statement was signed by Usman Barambu, NANS president.
The statement read: “Sequel to the exhaustion of all options available to us before confrontation in seeking the freedom of one of us who was arrested questionably, tortured, molested, harassed and detained by the agents of the the the government, you are hereby notified of the decision of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students to proceed on a nationwide protest.’’
“We have consulted and consolidated and neither yielded desirable results in seeking the freedom of Aminu Adamu Muhammad, student of Federal University Dutse. Hence the protest shall commence as follows.”
NANS plans to commence its nationwide demonstration on Monday December 5, to demand unconditional release of Mr Muhammad.
Parts of the statement read “the protest is against the Inspector General of Police; Usman Alkali Baba and the Wife of the President; Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.”
NANS encourages its members nationwide to show their strength to fight against any form of injustice now as “an injury to one is an injury to all.”