The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the detention of Aminu Adamu over an alleged Twitter post made against the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
NANS President, Usman Barambu, in a statement on Thursday, demanded the unconditional release of the student of the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, without further delay.
He also announced a nationwide protest slated for Monday, December 5, 2022 to press home the demand for Aminu’s release by the apex students’ body.
The statement reads in part, “Sequel to the exhaustion of all options available to us before confrontation in seeking the freedom of one of us who was arrested in questionable manner, tortured, molested, harassed and detained by agents of government.
“You are hereby notified of the decision of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students to proceed on a nationwide protest,” the NANS president said in a memo to the organs of the association.
He added: “We have consulted and consolidated and neither yielded desirable results in seeking the freedom of AMINU ADAMU MUHAMMED, student of the Federal University Dutse hence the protest shall commence as follows: Monday 5th December, 2022 Nationwide.”
The NANS president said the protest will be against Mrs Buhari and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, noting that the demonstration will continue until the student is released.
It would be recalled that Aminu Adamu, a final year student in the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, at the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, was alleged to have made the post criticising Mrs Buhari.
Justice Halilu Yusuf of a Federal Capital Territory High Court later remanded him at the Suleja Correctional Centre in Niger State for cyber stalking.