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June 12: NANS suspends planned protest

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NATIONAL Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest.

  NANS President, Sunday Asefon, disclosed this this morning in a statement titled NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns about Safety of Protesters and Fear of Possible Hijack by Politicians. 

  “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,” it reads in part.

  It 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.

  The statement added that the protest was suspended for the welfare of students, adding that it doesn’t want to put the life of any of the students at risk.

  It will be recalled that NANS had earlier this month, declared June 12, 2021, a day of protest.

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