Written by Godfrey AKON

Dalep: NANS want Service Chiefs sacked

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has condemned the brutal murder of Ropvil Daciya Dalep, a student of University of Maiduguri, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Service Chiefs as they have lost touch with reality.

NANS, in a statement by its National President, Comrade Danielson Akpan, decried the growing security challenges in the country, stating that the impact of violent attacks has been devastating on communities and Nigerian students who now live in perpetual fear and could no longer attend school.

The association said the rising insecurity in every part of the country must be curtailed, as we call for a halt in normalization of bloodletting.

The student body narrated how their colleague, Dalep, was abducted on his way back to school by Boko Haram terrorists on 9th January, 2019 alongside with other occupants of the vehicle he boarded to Maiduguri from Jos.

It said after days in the net of the dreaded Boko Haram group, Dalep a bonafide member of the largest black student movement, NANS was brutally killed on the 22nd January, 2020 in a video that has gone viral in the social media space.

“Others are still held captive and suffering in the hands of their abductors. On a daily basis, Nigerians are kidnapped and killed by Boko Haram and other unknown armed groups.

“Recall that a few days ago we were shocked by news of the execution of Pastor Lawan Andimi, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) in Michika Local Government of Adamawa State who was abducted and murdered in cold blood by the same terrorist group in a video recorded and release by the terror group.

“Communities in the North East, especially in Adamawa and Borno States have come under heavy attack with untold casualties and tales of woe that has been either not reported or under reported by the media.

“At the moment, there is no safe place in Nigeria as abduction is carried out close to the seat of power, Abuja and its environs. Travellers and commuters are regularly attacked, kidnapped and killed around Kogi, Kaduna and Jos routes,” Danielson said.

According to him, the impact of violent attacks has been devastating on these communities and Nigerian students who now live in perpetual fear and could no longer attend school in these areas due to fear of killings and kidnaps as their campuses come under several attacks and the highways they commute from their various homes to school unsafe.

“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to immediately sack the service chiefs as they have lost touch with the reality. We shall commence action to get our country secured immediately,” he said.



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