The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Ogun State on Tuesday threatened showdown with the state government over kidnapping and armed robbery targeting students in some institutions in the state.
The state chairman of the association, Kehinde Simeon, while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, specifically said students of Gateway (ICT) Polytechnics, Sapaade and Igbesa now leave under the fears of kidnapping and armed robbery.
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He gave the government seven – day ultimatum to address the challenges or face showdown with the students across the state.
The NANS chairman called on the state government to immediately summon all Heads of security and tertiary institutions to a security meeting and proffer ways at preventing criminals from perpetrating evils on campuses.
“This is high time for government at all levels to prove themselves as a friend of the masses and as friend of the students’ constituency through decisive, strategic and holistic actions.
“Issue of kidnapping of students on campus should not be taking for granted, we condemn in its entirety the recent kidnap of students from Greenfield university in Kaduna State.
“It is very pathetic that five of these students have so far been killed for a crime they know nothing about.
“The function of every government of the world is to provide adequate security for lives and properties within its jurisdiction,” he said.
Simeon appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to ensure safety of the student community, saying that all criminal elements found within the school premises be flushed out.