The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students, NANS, has supported the decision by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and different involved Nigerians on the necessity for the Federal Authorities to do extra in securing lives and property within the nation.
The scholars physique made the decision in an announcement signed by its coordinators, Amangla Awetu, Abah Owoicho and Prince Badir on Wednesday in Makurdi.
NANS, within the assertion revealed that from 2015 until date, states throughout the zone had been the more serious hit, with Boko Haram ravaging the North East, whereas armed herdsmen have been perpetuating mayhem in states throughout the North Central area.
The Nigerian college students described as stunning, the present wave of killings occurring in all elements of the nation, particularly unprovoked assaults on farming communities within the Benue Valley, a state of affairs they stated was steadily pushing Nigeria right into a state of anarchy.
It additionally acknowledged the braveness of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for being an advocate of peace and safety by initiating the ranching of livestock as the usual follow.
“We salute the braveness of His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State for his steady advocacy for ranching, the enactment of the anti-open grazing regulation and standing in defence of the unity of Nigeria.
“We name on the Federal Authorities to with speedy impact seek the advice of with Benue State authorities to be able to nationalize the anti-open grazing regulation of Benue state as different Northern Governors have overtly affirmed the realities of ranching as finest follow in trendy animal husbandry.
“We want to state unequivocally that we aren’t unaware of some assaults from extremely positioned people together with a sitting governor towards His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom. We want to state in clear phrases that it’s unreasonable to politicize essential points reminiscent of safety of lives and peace of the nation.
“At this making an attempt occasions, all accountable residents will stand with each voice of reasoning to defend the sovereignty of the Nigerian state Viz-a-Viz selling the rule of regulation and adherence to the 1999 structure; as such NANS zone C needs to declare complete help and solidarity for Dr Samuel Ortom and others who’ve continued to talk towards the present problem,” the assertion stated.
The coed physique additionally famous that Nigeria belongs to all and it’s the collective accountability of all its residents to guard and protect it, stressing that no group that desires to trigger mayhem in any a part of the nation ought to be spared.