Monday, 22 July 2013

NANS President: "Gunmen Searched For Me, Robbed Me -- For Supporting ASUU"


NANS President: "Gunmen Searched For Me, Robbed Me -- For Supporting ASUU"
National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Prince Miaphen, has alleged threat to his life for declaring support for university lecturers who have vowed not to resume work until agreements reached with the federal government are met.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities will enter the fourth week of its industrial action over unimplemented terms, and meetings with government officials and federal lawmakers have failed to resolve the issues.
The students' body, NANS, last week declared support for ASUU's decision to resume work only after the government implements the entire agreement both sides reached since 2009.
Mr. Miaphen expressed fears for his life on Saturday in a press statement, and said unidentified armed men had stormed his resident in Jos, and catered away his valuables.
"On the 19th of July 2013, at about 1pm to 2pm, a white color Jeep entered my house at Wamba Road GRA in Jos, with armed men and catered away almost all my properties worth hundreds of thousands, after searching for me tirelessly to no avail; fortunately for me, I had traveled to Ekiti state where I am schooling," he said.
Mr. Miaphen said his aide, who escaped being attacked by the suspected assassins, informed security agents about the incident and police visited the scene of the incident and took inventory of the items remaining in the house.
He said he has also informed the State Security Service of the threat to his life.
Items removed from his apartment include "two 36-inch flat screen television set, one 16-inch television set, a complete set of home-theater, one 56-inch refrigerator, micro-wave gas cooker and other valuables with an undisclosed sum of money."
Mr. Miaphen said he was not in contention for anything with anyone, and wondered why the attack on his person was coming barely hours after NANS leadership expressed its opinion over the ongoing industrial action by ASUU, and called for the sack of the Minister of education for incompetence.
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