NANS declares nationwide protest against detention of student on orders of first lady, Aisha Buhari

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Nigerian student body, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared a nationwide protest.

The protest is against President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, over the arrest of a student.

The student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Muhammed was arrested, detained and remanded in prison for criticizing Aisha Buhari in a Twitter post.

Am earlier report by SaharaReporters said that Muhammed, a final-year student in the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, in June 2022 posted on Twitter that Mrs Buhari had suddenly added weight after taking part in plundering the nation’s meagre resources as the masses endured hardship under her husband’s regime.

The wife of the President is known for frivolous trips to Dubai.

The tweet, which was posted in Hausa reads: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.”

The tweet, which was accompanied by a photograph of Mrs Buhari, can be loosely translated as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”.

According to his friends, he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country.

The strike started in February 2022 and ended in October after eight months.

However, on November 8, the 23-year-old student was picked up by security operatives on campus and was reportedly beaten up following his arrest around noon.

SaharaReporters gathered that Muhammed was secretly arraigned in court on Tuesday.

Usman Barambu, NANS National President in a statement condemned the continued detention of Muhammed.

Barambu also declared a nationwide protest on Monday, December 5 against the barbaric action of the First Lady and police.

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