The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has threatened to shut down the country following the upsurge in insecurity and the constant kidnap of students.
The NANS senate president, Comrade Chuks Okafor who made this known while addressing journalists in Awka said Nigerian students would no longer watch while their mates are abducted from schools.
Okafor lamented that no fewer than 100 students have either lost their lives or were abducted in recent times, worrying that nothing was being done by the government to put an end to the unfortunate situation.
“Nigeria, as we speak is at crossroads. We demand that our leaders irrespective of political leanings, come together and project solutions on how to solve the issue of insecurity or we won’t be left with any option but to shut down the country.
“Recent attacks have taken place in Greenfield University, Kaduna State, where over 40 students were kidnapped and about five of them killed, National College of Forestry where over 29 students were kidnapped and the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, to mention but a few.
“We, therefore, call on the government to commence immediate proactive and pragmatic actions in other to restore the confidence of students on campuses and salvage the insecurity situation in Nigeria.
“Nigeria is gently navigating into a ‘stateless’ society where people’s lives are constantly at risk and we believe that if concerted efforts are taken now, the country will come out of these challenges better,” he said.
Insecurity: NANS threatens to shut down Nigeria over students’ abduction