The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its nationwide protest scheduled for June 12.
The statement was made by Sunday Asefon in a statement on Friday morning.
The student body had had earlier this month declared June 12, 2021, a day of protest.
The statement which was titled, ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon,’ partly read, “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.”
Acccording to the statement, the move was necessary to avoid a clash of interest and clash with security agencies as a result of many other protests.
NANS said that the protest was suspended for the welfare of students.
It added that it doesn’t want to put the life of students at risk