The Association of Northern Nigerian Students (ANNS) has given Bauchi State government a 48-hour ultimatum to release detained social critic and students’ leader, Comrade Aminu Harsanu Guyaba.
Tribune Online reports that the students’ association warned the state government that failure to release the critic will compel the association to take the streets in ‘massive protests’ across the state.
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They accused Bauchi State government of ordering the arrest and detention of Comrade Guyaba.
It insists, that the state government has no justification for arresting the students’ leader.
Comrade Aminu Harsanu Guyaba is the President of the Students’ Union Government of the Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG).
The association in a statement, signed by Comrade Sani Adamu said, “the Association is highly disappointed and grieved over the arrest of Comrade Aminu Harsanu Guyaba, the President of Student Union Government of the Bauchi State University, Gadau by the state government over his objective criticism of the government which is his right of the freedom of expression in a democratic system of government.”
The Students stated that it was disheartening that the Governor could not withstand a simple criticism by Comrade Aminu Harsanu Guyaba, President Students Union of the Bauchi State University, Gadau.
“Bauchi State Government should apologize to Nigeria students for detaining the student union leader for personal interest. Government should release him unconditional and respect his freedom of speech.
“We have also resolved to mobilize thousands of Nigerian students to shut down all Bauchi State major roads. We will relocate our entire secretariat to the government house and pass a vote of no confidence on the presidential aspiration of Sen. Bala A. Mohammed (Kauran Bauchi) In the forthcoming 2023 general election,” the statement added.
WikkiTimes could not establish why Guyaba was arrested as of press time.
Governor Bala Mohammed is consistently accused by his opponent of stifling descent.
In 2020, Governor Mohammed was quoted threatening a Daily Trust reporter who asked the questions considered too critical.