NANS Begins Nationwide Protest Over Student Detained, Prosecuted by Aisha Buhari

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared a nationwide protest to demand the release of Aminu Mohammed, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, who was arrested and sent to prison over a tweet on Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Usman Barambu,NANS President, in a statement on Thursday, said the protest, which would commence on Monday, would be indefinite until Mohammed regained freedom.

“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 on Monday, December 5, 2022 nationwide.

“Please, note that our demonstration shall continue until he is released unconditionally,” the statement said.

Mohammed was reportedly picked up by security operatives who traced him to Jigawa and brought to him to Abuja in November.

Justice Halilu Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court subsequently remanded Mohammed at the Suleja Correctional Centre in Niger State for cyber stalking.

Adamu’s arrest has generated reactions on social media, with notable Nigerians calling for his release.

NANS’ protest, Barambu said, would be against the First Lady and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.

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