NANS President Under Threat For Supporting ASUU Strike

The President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, said some un-identified gunmen were threatening to kill him over his support for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU.

Comrade Prince Miaphen stated this on Saturday, in a press statement, made available to the press.

According to him, “Yesterday, the 19th of July 2013 at about 1pm to 2pm, a white Jeep entered my house at Wamba Road, GRA in Jos, with armed men and carted away almost all my property worth hundreds of thousands, after searching for me tirelessly with to no avail. Fortunately for me, I had travelled to Ekiti State where I’m schooling.

“Most surprising is that, why would the attack on my person come just two days after I issued a press statement, declaring support for ASUU’s national leadership for embarking on a legitimate strike to better the educational sector in Nigeria,” he decried.

Miaphen said his brother has reported the matter to the Police station in Tudun wada, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, which is closer to the area, and they have visited the scene of the incident and also taken inventory of the items remaining in the house.

He listed the items missing to include, “A 36inch flat screen television set, one 16 inch television set, a complete set of home-theater, one 56 inch refrigerator, micro-wave, gas cooker and other valuables with an undisclosed sum ofmoney”.

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