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BREAKING: NANS suspends June 12 protest

Tobi Adebayo
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its nationwide June 12 protest.

Its President, Sunday Asefon, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.

Asefon alleged that the protest had been hijacked by people with different agendas which may lead to violence.

“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.

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“The suspension of the protest is necessary to avoid a clash of interest and clash with security agencies that are on red alert to protect the nation’s infrastructure from security breaches on the proposed date as a result of many other protests slated for the date.

“We intend to protest for better security and improved welfare for our students, we must therefore not put the life of any of our students at risk to ventilate our grievances,” the statement read in part.

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