NANS announces nationwide protest against Aisha Buhari

First Lady Aisha Buhari

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it would embark on a nationwide protest on Monday, December 5 to express its disapproval of the trial of a university student Aminu Adamu.

Adamu is being tried in Abuja over an alleged defamatory Twitter post made against first lady Aisha Buhari.

NANS president Usman Barambu, in a statement on Thursday, demanded the unconditional release of the student of the Federal University Dutse.

“Sequel to the exhaustion of all options available to us before confrontation in seeking the freedom of one of us who was arrested in questionable manner, tortured, molested, harassed and detained by agents of government, you are hereby notified of the decision of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students to proceed on a nationwide protest,” the NANS president said in a memo to the organs of the association.

“We have consulted and consolidated and neither yielded desirable results in seeking the freedom of AMINU ADAMU MUHAMMED, student of the Federal University Dutse hence the protest shall commence as follows: Monday 5th December, 2022 Nationwide.”

Barambu specifically said the protest is against Mrs Buhari and the inspector general of police (IGP), Usman Baba, noting that the demonstration would continue until the student is released.

Adamu, a final year student in the Department of Environmental Management and Taxocology, at the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa, was alleged to have made the post in June criticising Mrs Buhari. He was arrested in November.

Justice Halilu Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court later remanded him at the Suleja Correctional Centre in Niger State.