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NAPS writes Buhari, gives 7-day ultimatum to address Fulani Jihadists threat in Delta ~ Truth Reporters

By Nelson Egware 

The National Association of Polytechnic Students NAPS on Monday, issued seven-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to address the alleged Fulani Jihadists Threat on Delta State.

This was contained in an open letter to the President signed by the President of the Senate of NAPS, Comrade Dio Oghale Emeka Rex.

The student leader frowned at the threat over ban on open grazing in Delta and warned that NAPS would be forced to shutdown all campuses in the country if the President fails to address the alleged threat within seven days.

"Mr President, the National association of polytechnic students is the apex body governing all students studying in polytechnics, monotechnics, colleges of technology and all other allied institutions awarding national and higher national diploma certificate across the six geopolitical zones of the federation and diaspora.

"The association which is the second largest students movement in Africa continent, with the conglomeration of all SUG Presidents within the polytechnic divide as senators, forming the senate assembly with over 40.1 million armless battalion of students as membership strength, which has been in the vanguard of campaign for equity, quality leadership development, free and qualitative education at all levels through orientations, advocacy, capacity building, constructive agitations, justice and good governance, for over two decades. The contribution of our noble association in bringing about our nascent democracy cannot be over emphasized as our cardinal objectives include coordinating of inter school activities, promote, project and protect the legitimate rights of the students.

"Your Excellency, I wish to refer to the above subject matters, the Senate leadership received distress calls from her teaming members, particularly polytechnic students in Delta state, the host state of the NAPS senate secretariat concerning a trending and online circulating release signed by one Fulani Jihadist Group, claiming to unleash terrors on unsuspecting Deltans which the NAPS members covers a good number in the state.

"Your Excellency, it is pathetic to note that your administration is beginning to fail Nigerian students which you swore an oath to protect both her lives and properties, your excellency the Nigerian students movement wish to state unequivocally that you should as a matter of urgency address the security threats in our country and most particularly Delta state and ensure that who or those involved in perpetuating this unrest are brought to book.

"It is our duties as an association to advocate and press for the demands of the betterment and general welfare of our students and parents, the leadership will not seize to mobilize her teeming members nationwide to resist any action that is tantamount to cause havoc and disrupt of our academic calendar.

"In as much as NAPS is a law abiding association, our silence shouldn't be taken for weakness. We also acknowledge the efforts of His Excellency Sen Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the executive governor of Delta state to tackle insecurity in the state and our campuses amidst scarce resources which has earn him the honor as the most students friendly governor.

"We as association are not to be mute over the threat against our collective patrimony by the FULANI JIHADIST sect.

"Your excellency failure to address the issue, our association shall shutdown all tertiary institutions in the country and Government activities in all federal  ministries.

"On this note, the NAPS senate leadership wish to call on you your excellency and seize this medium to issue a seven (7) day ultimatum for your excellency to rise to the occasion and address this particular threat by the FULANI JIHADIST to avoid security breach and unforeseen unrest on or before monday 21st of June 2021 and upon the expiration of our ultimatum your excellency fails to address this threat to lives and bring the culprits to book, the leadership will not hesitate to take a drastic measure, mobilize, use all legal and constitutional actions to press our demands home.

"Conclusively the leadership wish to therefore encourage all our teeming supporters and members and all residents in Delta state to remain resolute, law abiding and go about their day to day activities, not to be distracted by this security threat but be rest assured of our utmost solidarity," the letter stated.

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