Nigerian students call on Tinubu to give security top priority

President Bola Tinubu was asked on Sunday by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to give the security of citizens’ lives and property top priority.

At a press conference in Abeokuta, the senate president, Elvis Ekudina, made the request, stressing the significance of the student body’s input on the status of the country.

He urged the president to address the ongoing security issues, which include kidnapping, bandit attacks, and assaults on security personnel.

“The recent attack in some villages in Plateau state where innocent citizens were killed remains worrisome,” he said.

In order to identify potential assaults in the future, he continued, security services in the nation needed to bolster their intelligence gathering.

“We call for a comprehensive investigation of this attack and call on the federal government to make sure the perpetrators of the crime are brought to book and face the consequences of their inhumane actions.

“We equally call on President Tinubu to charge the leadership of our nation’s security agencies to improve the intelligence gathering techniques to safe us of future attacks and counterattacks.

“We call on the president to prioritise the security of all Nigerians and our properties, as our right to live is a fundamental one as enshrined in the constitution,” he said.

Mr Ekundina promised that Nigerian students would give maximum support to the government to achieve its set objectives.