NANS Blasts Niger Delta Youths Over Tambuwal Threats

Aminu-Tambuwal-2308The National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, has locked horns with Niger Delta youth under the aegis of the South-South Restoration Forum, over a statement attributed to leaders of the forum warning Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal not to ‘provoke’ them to anger.

The Niger Delta youths allegedly stormed Abuja in their numbers on Thursday to warn Mr. Tambuwal to drop the idea of investigating ex-militant, Asari Dokubo, and Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku, over their separate statements where they warned of renewed violence in Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan is not allowed to pursue his second term ambition come 2015.

The Vice President, National Affairs of NANS, Ahmad Jibril, in a statement on Thursday condemned the actions of the Niger Delta youths with a warning that their conduct was capable of disrupting the prevailing fragile peace in the country.

“Leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students have clearly warned other groups and social sectors to kindly put into considerations the state of the nation before making public comments. We strongly believe that no body or group of people is above the laws of our dear country as no one or group of people have monopoly of violence. Therefore, the rule of law should always prevail,” Mr. Jibrl said.

The statement added, “The National Assembly has the right to summon anybody when it deems it fit for such including the president. Social groups should learn not to be used as tools by politicians or groups of unfocused persons. Messrs Kuku and Dokubo are all public servants serving in this present administration, directly affiliated to the presidency; as such, their choice of words have to been carefully monitored.”

“If not in a country like Nigeria, where have you seen a terrorist or rebel honored or even (appointed to a post) by the same country he has attacked before and yet threatens to attack again?” the student union leader lamented.


  1. watsoever u call urslf,wen d north make a comment dat if jonatan win electn dat they wil make dis country nucovrn where were tambuwa n u idiot,nw is hapenin,let wait n see,animal who migret from other contry re given us treat,

  2. may God save dis country Nigeria from chaos n further unrest. Pls lets all bury our grievances n pray God to give us life. Remember “ a living ant is better than a dead lion” so lets stop roaring n barking but rather channel our effort n energy on better ways of making Nigeria good n great for all.
    God bless Nigeria