NANS Writes Governor Al-Makura Over The Death Of Student

Alh. Tanko Umaru Al-Makura,
Executive Governor,
Nassarawa State,

Your Excellency,

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) received the news of another mindless and unprovoked killing of Amos Ovey, JSS II Student of Government Science College, Lafia, Nasarawa State. In our private investigation, it was a shock that the Governor’s son Khalil Umaru Al-Makura was the one who drove carelessly and killed the said promising Amos Ovey after uncontrollable consumption of hard drugs.

Sir, it would be recalled that this is the 3rd time that your son- Khalil Umaru Al-Makura got involved in the mindless killing of young people by car based on the fact that he is always high on hard drugs and uncontrollable alcohol consumption.

In strong terms, the NANS leadership wishes to register her total displeasure over these unfortunate incidents and condemned the killing of the promising young man and the subsequent attempt by the Nassarawa State Government and other lawful authorities at making Khalil Umaru Al-Makura escape justice by facing prosecution each time a life is lost due to his mindless anti-social indulgence in hard drugs and excessive alcoholic consumption.

With heavy hearts, we commiserate with the entire students of Nasarawa State over the untimely death of AMOS OVEY, his families, the management and staff of Government Science College Lafia, and the Joint Campus Committee of NANS in Nassarawa State over the unfortunate loss of the deceased student.

Sir, as responsible citizens, we feel that no life is more important than the other. The repeated cases of aimless killing of citizens by your son (Umaru Al-Makura) involved in the accident that claimed the life of Amos Ovey and others in time past should be a concern to all. He should be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrence to others.

In response to the high power shielding of Khalil Umaru Al- Makura, the leadership of NANS is in consultation with our team of legal experts on ways to ensure that justice is done. The National leadership shall soon be leading students on a peaceful protest to the National Human Rights Commission, Abuja and the office of the Inspector General of Police to expeditiously set up a Commission of Inquiry to look into the issue with clear intent to ensuring justice to the family of the deceased.

Sir, let it be known to all, that NANS will vehemently pursue the unjust killing of the student without hesitation or compromise.

Temporarily, the National Secretariat of NANS shall be relocating to Nasarawa state with immediate effect for mass protest against the killing of the Student.

Consequent upon the foregoing, Nigerian students have been directed to begin a process of civil disobedience against the government of Alh. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and all government institutions in Nasarawa State until justice is seen to be done and Khalil brought to book in accordance with laws of the country.

However, in the meantime, we hereby declare Khalil Al-Makura personal non-grata at all public functions and school environments nationwide.

We hope that your excellency will show leadership by asking Khalil to report to the Police authorities in Nassarawa State for possible prosecution and justice.

Thank you, Sir for your continued attention and service to humanity.



Comrade Chinonso Obasi, GCNS.
National President, NANS.

SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (opinions)