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NSU Shootings: NANS Leads Protest To Government House As Al-Makura Denies Soldiers

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NANS VICE-PRESIDENT COMRADE AHMED JIBRIL PRESENTING A LETTER OF THE STUDENTS’ DEMANDS TO THE DEPUTY GOV., DAMESHI BARAU LUKA IN LAFIA

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), earlier today made good their threat to express displeasure over the alleged killings of four students of the Nasarawa State Unversity, Keffi (NSUK) by Soldiers as they marched to the Nasarawa State Government House in Lafia, where they demanded to know who authorized the deployment of armed soldiers.It would be recalled that students of the institution embarked on a protest over lack of water for two weeks, last Monday – a development that led to the killing of four of them and injury to others as soldiers fired lived ammo in a bid to restore order.

The students who sang anti-government songs, were led to government house by leadership of NANS, led by the Vice President, Comrade Ahmed Jibril of ABU, Zaria, poured into Government House. He was accompanied by other officials of the students’ union body including NANS Secretary General (Zone C), Comrade Daniel Lawee Sunday, the NANS President’s aide on Media and Publicity, Comrade Danielson Monday, and NANS Stakeholders’ Forum chairman, Comrade Abba Abba, as well as the Nasarawa Students Union Government (SUG) leader, Rabiu Omame Tijani.

At the government house, they were received by the deputy governor, Dameshi Barau Luka, who took several minutes to persuade them to sit on chairs provided before they could present their demands.

After several minutes, the NANS Vice President, directed his members to take seats, and began by expressing displeasure with the Monday killings.

He asked: “Who ordered the deployment of soldiers to the scene of the peaceful protest; President G.E.J or Emperor Tanko Al-Makura, were the
students on a war/insurgent mission to warrant soldiers’ presence, where was the Vice Chancellor (Professor Shamsudeen Amali) during the attack, what role did Emperor Al-Makura play in restoring normalcy before and during the attack on students?”

The student union leader also demanded the immediate release of students detained by the police just as he added “those students whose monies were collected in the name of bail, should be refunded.”

In his response, the deputy governor, who sought the students’ understanding, said they must have been acting on misinformation, as he denied that the governor is no emperor; neither did he direct the deployment of soldiers to the scene of the protest.

He however conceded to most of the demands made by the students and also said the state government was already fine tuning plans with the university management on reopening the school in due course.

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  1. Chinenye Princess

    February 28, 2013 at 8:54 am

    De heartless soldiers denied de killings of NSUK students yesterday under their PRO . Wat is de fate of dis innocent students dat have lost their lives and de fate of their parents. De Nigerian government should prosecute de soldiers because de pictures are there as evidence. WE WANT JUSTICE TO PREVAIL

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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