NANS Apologies To Aisha Buhari To Release Student Detained

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has tendered an unreserved apology to the first lady, Aisha Buhari, over the claim of a Nigerian student, Aminu Mohammed, which facilitated his arrest by the police force. 

It was reported on Monday that Aminu Muhammed, a Computer Science student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa, tweeted that Aisha Buhari was feeding fat from taxpayer money, during the eight month protracted strike. 

Recall it was learnt, on Monday, that the police force had arrested Muhammed after the first lady ordered the IGP to arrest him. 

However, on behalf of all Nigerian students, NANS under the leadership of Usman Barambu has apologised to Aisha Buhari and called for Muhammed’s unconstitutional release.  

“The leadership of NANS received with concern the news of the unlawful arrest of Mohammed by the Nigeria Police on the instruction of Aisha Buhari. Upon receiving the news, Mohammed’s family, friends and I swung into action to trace the whereabouts of Mohammed. After some days of searching, we got the information that he was at the police unit in Wuse Zone 2. I met with Mohammed at the police station. 

“It was alleged that Mohammed some weeks back posted Aisha Buhari’s picture on Twitter with the caption “Su mama anchi kudin talakawa an koshi” (translated from Hausa to ‘the mother has gotten fatter by eating masses’ money’).

“Just like the normal way angry citizens have different ways of expression on social media. On November 18, 2022, the police from Abuja tracked Mohammed to the Federal University Dutse and picked him without any written/verbal invitation or informing the school management or his family,” Barambu narrated. 

Many Nigeria, including the prominent activist, Aisha Yesufu, berated the first lady, saying the act of arresting the student was an abuse of power.  

NANS lamented that Muhammed had been severely beaten and had had many injuries in his body without being given any medical attention. 

“We call on the police as a matter of national interest and urgency to release Mohammed unconditionally or be prepared to face the Nigerian students.

“However, we are calling on our teeming students to be careful and apply decorum in dealing with people, especially our leaders. They should be mindful of what they post on social media.

“We want to inform the general public to be patient as we await response and actions from the Inspector General of Police on a letter earlier sent to his office,” Barambu stated. 

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