BREAKING: Tension in Abuja as Gunshots Fire Around Int'l Conference Centre

BREAKING: Tension in Abuja as Gunshots Fire Around Int'l Conference Centre

  • Gunshots were heard at the International Conference Centre (ICC), where the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) were having their convention
  • At the convention, the Nigerian high institution students were expected to elect new leaders for the association but were dispersed by gunshots
  • However, it was earlier reported that the students gathered for the convention on Wednesday but were reportedly dispersed by gunshots as well

FCT, Abuja - The election of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to elect new executives is currently taking place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

According to TVC News, sporadic gunshots were fired around the International Conference Centre in the Federal Capital Territory.

NANS/Abuja/Police/Bola Tinubu/Seyi Tinubu
Gunshots were heard as NANS gathered to elect new leaders Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Twitter

To avoid being hit by a stray bullet, police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

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On Wednesday, November 29, Sahara Reporters reported that a gunshot rocked the old parade ground in the Federal Capital Territory, which was the earlier venue for the NANS' convention, citing a video it obtained.

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NANS is the umbrella body of Nigerian tertiary institution students, and the convention was meant to produce a new set of national leaders for the body.

Citing a source, the medium said some students sustained injury during the attacks. It added that the attackers, who came with guns and machetes, were thugs allegedly loyal to a candidate who was the anointed candidate of President Bola Tinubu's son, Seyi.

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According to the report, the thugs were led by one Sunday Asefon, a Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Tinubu on Students Engagements.

Earlier SaharaReporters disclosed that some students and stakeholders have kicked against Lucky Emonefe, a 48-year-old Nigerian, vowing for the position of the association's president.

Emonefe graduated 20 years ago from the College of Education in Warri, Delta state but has been parading himself as the anointed candidate of the president's son, Seyi Tinubu.

Abuja: Gunshots fired as NURTW factions create anxiety earlier reported that the people of Abuja were thrown into panic on Tuesday when members of the NURTW clashed and guns were reportedly fired.

An eyewitness account revealed that he could not ascertain if the guns were from the police or the fighting union members.

It was learnt that the fracas was between the national chairman of the union, Tajudeen Baruwa and Badru Agbede's supporters.


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