The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone ‘A’ has introduced the ‘Safe Campus Initiative’ aimed at fortifying the campuses in the Northern region from external attacks from criminals.
This was as they called for the immediate release of the remaining students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation who are still being held by bandits.
In a communique issued at the end of its meeting at the Federal College of Education Technical, Gusau, Zamfara State on Saturday and signed by Salahudeen Lukman and Baba Waziri respectively decried the continuous attacks of schools by bandits.
The students’ body, therefore, said it had set up its own security campus network in the zone in order to compliments the security agencies.
“NANS condemn the continuous attacks on schools by bandits and kidnappers including the abduction of innocent Nigerian students, hence, approved conceptualisation of ‘Safe Campus Initiative’ to compliment security network on campus to be headed by Comrade Salahudeen A Lukman.”
The statement said also called for the immediate release of the remaining students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka.
According to the statement, at the end of the annual convention new crop of leaders were elected to coordinate the activities of the students’ body in the zone.
“The following are the new elects Muhammed Adamu Kachinga, Kebbi State University of Science And Technology Aliero, Kebbi state is the Coordinator, Comr. Umar Faruk Gasali, Kaduna State University Kaduna is the Deputy Coordinator while Idris Isah Sanata, of the Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, is the Secretary-General.
“Others were Abubakar A Baba, Umaru Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, Assistant Secretary-General, Falalu Aliyu Dan Rimi, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa state, is the Financial Secretary, Ahmed Abubakar, ABU Zaria, Kaduna State, Treasurer, Bello Hassan, FCE Bichi, Kano State, Sports Director, Adamu Shamsiya, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Director of Gender, Bashir Lawal M, Abdul GUSAU Polytechnic Talata mafia, Zamfara state, Director of Special Duties and Abdulsalam Ibrahim, Federal college of Education kano as Director of Contact and Mobilisation.
Delegates from Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Gombe and Bauchi attended the annual convention.