Sporadic gunshots on Thursday shook the old motorcade ground in Abuja, setting of the national convention of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
NANS, the umbrella group of understudies of tertiary organizations in Nigeria, is presently holding a national convention to choose another set of national leaders.
A source, who spoke to SaharaReporters, said not less than 20 students sustained wounds from gunshots and machete after thugs loyal to a factional coordinator of the association in Zone D (Southwest) began attacking delegates.
He said, “They have stopped accreditation already, you know we have factions in Zone D. If you see the boys one of the coordinators brought to the convention ground, even the DSS ran away.”
BREAKING: Sporadic gunshots rocks the ongoing #NANS Convention venue in Abuja amidst vote buying. The gathering of students leaders was meant to elect a new President of National Association of Nigerian Students that will pilot the affairs of the student’s apex body next year. pic.twitter.com/6eiRaFS8XY
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