Nigerian student body demand police boss resignation over extrajudicial killings

Sixteen Nigerian students from various tertiary educational institutions in the country were killed in the past three months by trigger-happy Nigeria police officers, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said.

It asked the inspector general of police, Mohammed Abubakar, to resign over his inability to stop the reckless killing of students by his officers.

The students made their demand in a press conference in Abuja last week to mark the death of some of NANS officials. The association’s senate president, Donald Onukaogu, and four others died in motor accident on a trip to University of Uyo to intervene in the killing of a student by a police officer.

NANS’ national president, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo, called for the arrest and prosecution of the police officers responsible for the killings.

He noted that the police have become the number one enemies of the students and warned that if nothing is done to stop the killings, the student might be forced to defend themselves.

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