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Students demand end to Boko Haram killings

19 November 2014, 17:33

Akure - The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday demanded an end to the indiscriminate massacre of Nigerians, especially students, by the Boko Haram insurgents.

NANS Vice President (National Affairs), Timileyin Ayenuro, made the demand on behalf of his colleagues in a statement in Akure on Wednesday.

Ayenuro also condemned the killing of more than 40 pupils of the Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum in Yobe by a Boko Haram suicide bomber.

He said the killings must stop, adding that the sect should embrace the ceasefire arrangement and dialogue with the Federal Government. 

The suicide bomber, disguised in a school uniform, set off a backpack full of explosives during the school assembly, killing more than 40 students and injuring 79 others.

Also read: Aliyu decries suicide bomb attack on school

The NANS president said the unity of the country had become non-negotiable and that concerted efforts must be put in place to fight the menace of insecurity for the peace of the nation. 

"We hereby urge them to desist from this act as this doesn't speak well of our country. 

"In this time of challenge, all Nigerians, irrespective of their various and diverse political ideologies, ethnicity or religious beliefs, should unite and fight this insecurity eating deep into the fabrics of our nation," he said.

Ayenuro also called on the opposition parties to be guided in their utterances against the presidency.

He urged the people to join hands with President Goodluck Jonathan to move the country forward in the interest of its democratic processes. 

"It has become a daily routine for certain opposition parties to reel out false information to the public to gather support.

"This 'cowardly act' doesn't help true democracy as it doesn't give the solution but continue to create more problems.

‎"We urge all Nigerians to join President Jonathan to fight the insecurity situation in the country rather than issuing 'destructive criticism' against him and his administration ,” he said.

Ayenuro said that constructive criticism should be offered to move the nation forward.

 - NAN





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