The National Association of Nigerian Students, which is affiliated with the Lagos State Police Command, the Lagos Airport Police Command, and students may engage in a confrontation over the students’ plan to shut down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday (today).
The planned mass demonstration by the students is a continuation of their protest against the current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Despite the fact that the students warned The PUNCH on Sunday that they will start shutting down the country’s airports on Monday (today) with the one in Lagos, police officials said the students “are free to come out and see what awaits them.”
Olumide Ojo, the Chairman of NAN’s National Taskforce, informed one of our correspondents that the organisation was aware of
However, he said that the association’s protest at the Lagos airport would continue despite the action.
We can defend ourselves from outside forces, Ojo added. Although we are aware that the Federal Government has sent the military to the site of our protest, we still plan to blockade the airport.
“Since last Tuesday, we have been closing the main thoroughfares, beginning with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and continuing to Guru Maharaji, blocking Gbongan, and so forth. We chose to concentrate on the routes that government officials travel most, which include the international airports and others, because they are the roadways that the general public uses.
“Flights from Nigeria should be rescheduled because tomorrow (today) will be cancelled. No one will leave the building or enter.
Zone NANS Coordinator