- President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Comrade Chinonso Obasi has exposed his assailants
- Obasi says he feels that the assailants wanted to cut his life short because of his decision to join in the fight against corruption in Nigerian universities
- He has commended the police for quick arrest of the suspects that wanted to kill him and his chief of staff
The President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Comrade Chinonso Obasi has raised the alarm over assassination attempts on his life and that of his chief of staff.
Obasi also commended Nigeria Police Force for promptly arresting his assailants.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Obasi said NANS is appreciating Inspector General Idris Abubakar, because the Nigeria Police has become proactive to the insecurity issues in the country.
He said: “When we matched our words with action by unearthing massive corruption in tertiary institutions, particularly by some unscrupulous vice chancellors whose dubious investments by proxy and money laundering tactics were exposed, set off on a policy of intimidation.
“When intimidation of NANS volunteers and officials could not deter us, the powerful elements resorted to dividing NANS, only to take the final option, which include assassination threats.”
“We have therefore decided to commend IG Abubakar and his gallant officers who moved in with precision to investigate and make arrests.”
“This show of patriotic zeal by IG and his men has renewed the confidence of Nigerian students that a new Nigeria is already here, and we are emboldened to remain committed in the national war against corruption and criminality.”
“While we thank the Police for their bold efforts, we wish to remind all those encouraging and perpetrating corruption in Nigeria tertiary institutions that change as our resolution to beam searchlight on every institution has been renewed by this show of support and solidarity by the Nigeria Police."
NAIJ.com gathered that the NANS boss further said that the students’ body now has confidence in police for the next action that needs to be taken over the matter.
He said next thing is to quickly charge the suspects to court and investigate other reports pending at various police formations in the country.
“By now it should be clear to all perpetrators of evil, their sponsors and collaborators that no matter how they hide, Police will get at them,” he said.
Meanwhile NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Christopher Hobobo, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state, has been assassinated.
Hobobo, who served in an acting capacity, was killed at his residence located on PDP Road, Yenagoa, on Wednesday, May 17.
The attackers forced the gate to his apartment open before stabbing him to death in his sitting room.
The assailants were reportedly armed with guns but chose to stab him in order not to make noise.
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