NANS blames police for death of its Senate President, four others in road accident

National Association of Nigerian Students

The student leaders died on their way to Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

The Senate President of the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, Donald Onukuagu, and four other students died on Thursday in a ghastly motor accident in Abia State.

The Vice President, National Affairs of NANS, Ahamed Jibril, said on Thursday that the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday when the victims were on their way to Uyo to meet with protesting students of the University of Uyo.

The statement announced the other victims of the crash as Japhet Duru, AbdulAzeez Kabiru, Jerry Sorcaaa, and Asa Ejiate of Delta state University.

Five others sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, Mr. Jibril said.

The student leader claimed that the accident was caused by a barricade put up by officers of the Nigerian Police for stop and search purposes.

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Mr. Jibril said the vehicle conveying the student leaders had a head-on collision with another vehicle along Umuhia Road, Abia State, after the police barricade had blocked a section of the road.

The statement also contained a three-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of
Police to provide the police officers responsible for the barricade or face a major NANS action.

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