The National President of National Association of Nigerian Students, Comrade Chinonso Obasi has said it members are waiting for the reply of governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura over the proposed mass protest slated to take in Lafia over the killing of Amos Ovey, a JSS 11 Student of Government Science School, Lafia.
In a telephone interview with universalrepoeters247.com, Chinonso said further action by the Association would be announced to the press, saying the delay to reply to the national Secretariat of National Association of Nigerian Students will not be an impediment to its members.
It would be recalled that NANS in a letter addressed to governor on 29th March, 2017 had promised to relocate the Association national Secretariat to Nasarawa state for a mass protest against the killings of a student.
The letter was addressed to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as well copy to National Human Right Commission, Abuja, and Committee for the Defense of Human Right, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Security.
The Association in its statement declared governor Al-Makura son ,Kalil a personal non-grata at all public functions and school environment nationwide, calling on the state governor to show an exemplary leadership style by asking Kalil to report to the police authority in Nasarawa state for possible prosecution and Justice.
The statement further read that Nigerian students have been directed to begin a process of civil disobedience against the government of Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and all government institutions in Nasarawa state until Justice is done and the recalcitrant brought to book in accordance with laws of the country.
“The letter further read thus ‘The leadership of the national Association of Nigerian Students received the news of another mindless and unprovoked killings of Amos Ovey, JSS II student of Government Science College, Lafia,Nasarawa state. In our private investigation it was a shock that the governor’s son Kalil Umaru Tanko Al-Makura was the one who drove carelessly and killed the said promising Amos Obey after uncontrollable consumption of hard drugs.
Sir, it would be recalled that this the third time that your son, Kalil got involved in the mindless killing of young people by car based on the fact that he is always on hard drugs and alcohol, In strong terms the leadership of NANS wishes to register her total displeasure over these unfortunate incidents and condemned the killing of the young man and the subsequent attempts by the Nasarawa State Government and other lawful authorities at making Kalil Umaru Tanko Al-Makura escape Justice by facing prosecution each time a life is lost due to his mindless antisocial indulgence in hard drugs and excessive alcoholic consumption.
Adding, with heavy hearts, we commiserate with the entire students of Nasarawa State over the untimely death of AMOS OVEY ,his families, the management and staff of Government Science School, Lafia and the joint campus committee of the Association in Nasarawa State over the unfortunate loss of the deceased student.
Sir, as a responsible citizens we feel that no life is more than the other ,the repeated cases of aimless killing of citizens by your son involved in the accident that claimed the life of Ovey and others in the past should be a concern to all ,He should be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.
In response to the high power shielding of Kalil Umaru Tanko Al-Makura the leadership is in consultation with our team of legal experts on ways to ensure that Justice is done, the national leadership shall soon be leading students on a peaceful protest to the National Right Commission ,Abuja and the office of the Inspector General of police to expeditiously set up a commission of inquiry to look into the issue with clear intent to ensuring justice to the family of the deceased.