By Muhammad M. Isa

Concerned students in different institutions across the country have slammed leadership of their national body, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for its silence which can be translated as consent or complicity in the fate of Yahuza Tijjani, a 200 level student of Bayero University Kano, who was illegally jailed recently by a Magistrate Court in Kano for alleged criticism of a lawmaker on Facebook.

One of the concerned students, Ms. Dennis Hannah Omokafe of Mass Communication department, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, described Tijjani’s arrest and imprisonment as an affront and abuse of his fundamental human rights and freedom of expression.

Another student from Nasarawa state university keffi, Mr Usman Muhammad who condemned NANS for its silence on Tijjani’s fate and several other students like him that are facing different forms of persecutions in various institutions in the country called for the passage of vote of no confidence on the leadership of NANS.

It would be recalled that Premium Times and other media outlets in the coutry recently reported that a magistrate court in Kano remanded a student of Bayero University Kano over a Facebook post criticising a state lawmaker.

Yahuza Tijjani, a second-year student in the Department of Science and Technology Education, has been held since September 30 after he was arrested by the police in Madobi Local Government Area.

Mr Tijjani’s eldest brother said Tijjani had spent seven days at the Police ‘Zone 1’ regional headquarters in Kano and the state criminal investigation department before he was sent to jail by the magistrate.