National Association of Nigerian Students’ President, Sunday Asefon, has declared June 12 as a day of protest to peacefully demonstrate against the raging insecurity in the country.
Sunday made this known to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, where lamented the kidnap of over 200 students of Islamiyya School in Rafi Council area of Niger State.
Noting that NANS had relocated its national headquarters Niger State pending when the students would be released Sunday said, “Nigerians have to come together to see what can be done on the issue of insecurity”.
The NANS President said, “I hereby declare 11th June as the national students’ day of prayers. Prayers shall be offered for the repose of our students who have died in the hands of kidnappers. Prayers shall be held for the safe return of our students who are still with their kidnappers.
“I hereby declare June 12, 2021, as the National Day of Peaceful Protest to call on the government to act decisively towards addressing insecurity in our schools, campuses and also announce a proactive measure or strategy towards ensuring safer schools.”
When asked while June 12 was selected for the protest he replied, “What are we celebrating as democracy when many of our students are in kidnappers’ den?
“What are we celebrating when people are not at peace, when insecurity is threatening our existence when killings and banditry are the order of the day? Democracy is about people, but what are we celebrating as democracy day when the people are being killed?”