The National Association of Nigerian Students has promised to begin a protest on Monday, November 5 to demand the immediate release of Aminu Mohammed who was arrested and sent to prison on the orders of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, over alleged defamation on Twitter.
Usman Barambu, the NANS president issued a statement saying that the protest will be indefinite until Aminu is released unconditionally.
Usman said the apology earlier issued to Aisha Buhari by the students’ body was not working, as the association has no option but to hit the streets in protest on Monday.
“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 NANS to proceed on a nationwide protest.
“We have consulted and consolidated which yielded no desirable results in seeking the freedom of Mohammed, hence, the protest shall commence as follows: Monday, December 5, 2022, nationwide.
“Please note that our demonstration shall continue until he is released unconditionally,” the statement said.
Aminu’s arrest has continued to trigger reactions from Nigerians, with many praising former First Lady, Patience Jonathan for her high spirit of tolerance, despite many insults that were hurled at her.