by Dare Lawal
The National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Prince Miaphen, says that he has received threats to his life simply because the association declared support for university lecturers in their ongoing face-off with the federal government.
The lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have vowed not to return to the classroom until the FG meets all its obligations which they signed in the 2005 agreement. The strike has now entered its fourth week and the intervention of the national assembly has not been able to resolve things.
Last week, NANS said it stood with ASUU on the matter, but now its president in a press statement last week, disclosed that his home in Jos was stormed by unidentified armed men in a white jeep. He claimed that they catered away his valuables.
“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 catered away almost all my property, after searching for me tirelessly to no avail. Fortunately for me I was in Ekiti State where I am schooling,” he said.
The matter was reported to the police by his aide who escaped being attacked by the suspected assassins. He said that police officers have now visited the crime scene where they took an inventory of the items remaining in the house.
He said he has also informed the State Security Service of the threat to his life.