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.
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
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.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
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.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
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.
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.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
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.
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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