By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
Sequel to the recent abduction and killing of students by Boko Haram insurgents, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for more protection for students studying in various tertiary institutions in the North-Eastern part of the country.
NANS made the call in Jos during a peaceful protest against the murder of Daciya Dalep, a 200 level Biology/Education student of the University of Maiduguri, by Boko Haram insurgents.
It would be recalled that Dalep, a native of Jing in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State, was kidnapped on January 9th, 2020, by the Boko Haram terrorists, while on his way to Maiduguri to resume school.
On Tuesday, 21st January, 2020, the insurgents released a video where Dalep was gruesomely executed.
Prince Godwin Bedir, Secretary-General, NANS Zone C, urged the Federal Government to ensure the safety of students and indeed, all Nigerians resident in the North-Eastern part of the country.
“We are in pains to address the world today on the unfortunate and painful execution of one of us, Mr Daciya Dalep.
“While we are regaining consciousness from the last year’s execution of two natives of Kumbun in Mangu Local Government Area, two others from Kazuk and Amper respectively, in Kanke Local Government and other Plateau indigenes.
“We call on Governor Simon Lalong and National Assembly members from Plateau to come together as a matter of urgency to interface with the Federal Government and the Borno Government.
“They should ensure that our students and all Nigerians resident in the North-East are adequately protected.
“We plead with Plateau Government to enhance the admission of indigenes in tertiary institutions within the state as a solution to the wanton killing of innocent youths,” Bedir said.
NANS sympathised with the immediate family of their late colleague, the Mupun Nation, and the National Association of Plateau State Students (NAPSS) over the killing.