- There is crisis in Zone A of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)
- An aide of Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar has been fingered as the arrow head of the crisis
- Petitions have been sent to the police headquarters and the Department of State Services (DSS)
Reports reaching NAIJ.com indicates that the Zone A of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is currently enmeshed in crisis.
Members of the zone's NANS convention planing committee have reportedly laid complains before the governor of the state, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, against his senior special assistant on students matters, Mr Ibrahim G. Ibrahim popularly known as Babalolo.
The committee members are demanding for the arrest and prosecution of Babalolo, accusing him of imposition during the association's recent elections.
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In a statement sent to NAIJ.com and jointly signed by the coordinator elect of NANS, Zone A, Comrade Umar Faruk Lawal, and chairman of the convention planning committee, Comrade Mohammed Yusuf, they accused the governor's aide of
1. Criminal intimidation
2. Destruction of property
3. Disturbance of public peace and
4. Sponsoring rioting thugs armed with deadly weapons during the election
Based on the criminal allegations, the duo called on the Nigeria police and the DSS to arrest and investigate Babalolo and his allies to ascertain the allegations levelled against them.
They also demanded that the governor's aide and his associates must take full responsibilities and pay for the damages of the destroyed properties.
NAIJ.com gathered that the election which involved 10 states was held at the Abdulsalam Abubakar Youth Centre, Minna, Niger state.
NAIJ.com cannot however independently verify the authenticity of the claims made in the press statement sent.
Efforts to reach Babalolo proved abortive as at the time this report was published.
Meanwhile, a professor in the University of Benin UNIBEN was recently killed by unknown gunmen.
Late Professor Paul Otasowie was said to have been shot dead by the armed men in front of his residence on Ekehuan road in Oredo local government area of the state on Wednesday, October 4.
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