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NANS threaten to shut down tertiary institutions in Ogun State in protest



The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Ogun Axis/Joint Campus Committee has threatened to shut down all tertiary institutions in the state in protest for the abduction of their colleagues.

This is in reaction to the abduction of two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus on Sunday night.

Recall that two 300 level female students of the Faculty of Agriculture, Ayetoro campus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University(OOU), were abducted by gunmen suspected to be people carrying out ‘kidnapping for ransom.’

The student identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola – one is said to be studying Forestry and Wildlife Management while the other is of Agricultural Economics department.

The victims were abducted at about 9pm on Sunday when the attackers stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro and fired several shots before taking the captives away

The Deputy Registrar, Corporate Affairs Unit of the OOU, Mr. Niyi Oduwole, confirmed the abduction, describing it as unfortunate.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the students body lament that more than thousands one hundred Nigerian students have fallen victims of the abductors in the last seven years.

The body described the abduction as unfortunate and unacceptable.

They noted that the trend of attacks and abduction of students across the country is gradually threatening educational development in the country.

They called on the state Government and the Police to work together to ensure unconditional release of the abducted students within four days in order to prevent imminent total shutdown of all tertiary institutions in the state.

They called on President Muhammadu Buhari and state Governors to ensure the security of all students from primary to tertiary schools across Nigeria.

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